NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 2, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Ingi-Mai Loorand, a partner with Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. recently gave a talk titled, “Exploring the World of Advance Directives” to members of HomeHaven. The program was part of HomeHaven’s Putting a Plan in Place (PPP) initiative, which encourages members to do the planning that will give them peace of mind as they grow older in the comfort of their homes and communities.
Attorney Loorand discussed advanced directives, living wills, quality of life statements, and choosing a healthcare representative. She also distinguished Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs) and reviewed the recently implemented Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) form which is issued only by health care providers to individuals with progressive frailty or who are approaching the end of a life-threatening illness. Many attendees were interested in understanding the enforceability of advance directives and the implications to elderly people of dialing 911.
“Most importantly,” Attorney Loorand emphasized, “conversations about end of life wishes should be ongoing, and we all need to take the lead in starting and continuing these conversations with doctors and those nearest and dearest to us. Take charge! Let people know what you want and make known to them that you desire for your wishes to be honored.”
HomeHaven is a grassroots organization created by vibrant and energetic neighbors who are redefining what it means to grow older in today’s world. Executive director Lauri Lowell welcomes new members. Visit HomeHavenVillages.org to learn more.
Attorney Loorand is a Trusts & Estates attorney. Her practice focuses in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration and estate settlement. She provides sensitive and attentive service to clients of all ages and professions in identifying their estate planning needs. In addition, she counsels executors, trustees and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration and in all probate court matters.
About Neubert, Pepe & Monteith
Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. is a general practice law firm with offices in New Haven and Fairfield, Connecticut and White Plains, New York (www.npmlaw.com). Our team of attorneys possesses the exceptional legal and professional skills required to meet clients’ objectives. The team’s depth, talent, and dedication to client success allows Neubert, Pepe & Monteith to better serve clients locally and nationally.
Source: Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C.