A few weeks ago the Institute of Medicine, the nonprofit, nongovernmental health arm of the National Academies of Science, released a 500 page report entitled “Dying in America.”  A summary of the report is available here.. A principal reason why patients undergo unwanted and ultimately expensive care at the very end of their lives is…

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One of our favorite summer activities is exploring new places.  This summer our discoveries included a craft fair in Bennington, Vermont, and over Labor Day weekend, the New York State Fair in Syracuse.  Since it is impossible for us ever to forget that we are elder law attorneys, a part of us is always on…

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The now former publisher of our local newspaper writes a weekly column which always includes a notable quote.  This one by Golda Meir caught my eye, and I saved it because it sums up the essence of our practice philosophy:  Planning Ahead is Planning for Life. One of my all time favorite books/movies is Gone…

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Most people joined the 21st Century on January 1, 2000. And yes, we were there too: three generations of our family, on Boston Common, drinking hot chocolate, enjoying amazing fireworks, sharing the excitement of watching the calendar change to a new millennium. In the almost 15 years since that night, we have run our practice…

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