How Advanced Directives Ease Family Burdens

How Advanced Directives Ease Family Burdens

Over 60% of all U.S. deaths are due to either heart disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. In addition, more than 40% of Medicare enrollees over 65 years of age face physical or cognitive challenges. As each of us gets older, two truths...
What Will Happen the Day You Die?

What Will Happen the Day You Die?

Like every rabbi, I have attended to bereaved family members in almost every circumstance of death. Some deaths approach slowly and inevitably, like a train arriving across a plain with a distant horizon. Some deaths burst onto the scene like a balloon popping at...