The next item in the Bangor Daily News’s Age of Opportunity series, of which the Maine Elder Law Firm is a sponsor, has been published. “Accepting the End: People in Maine Don’t Talk About How They Want to Die. Here’s Why They Should” examines the benefits and importance of hospice care in many lives. The article features Pine Tree Hospice which serves Piscataquis and parts of Penobscot and Somerset counties. Because it is run and funded by volunteers, it is able to serve a broader variety of patients than typically receives hospice care.

The article also mentions the importance of advance health care directives for end-of-life health care planning. Advance health care directives have many functions, and they are a document that every adult should have. You can read more about them on our website here, here, and here.