Estate Planning/Legal Support

LegalShield 

A legal membership* that includes estate planning for members and annual review at no additional cost to member. Includes member, spouse and any adult children up to age 26 who are living at home or full-time college students. *commission received on purchase

Rebecca King, Elder Law Attorney
Rebecca has over 20 years of experience serving seniors in a variety of settings. She holds her law degree from Seattle University. Rebecca’s law practice provides services in elder law, estate planning, guardianship, and probate. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the King County Bar Association Guardianship and Elder Law Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Angela Macey-Cushman, Estate Planning Attorney
Angela specializes in estate planning, long-term care and disability planning, special needs trusts, and estate administration. Her clients range in age from the very young to those in their 90’s and beyond.
 

Medical

Organ Donation 

Signing up on your state registry means that someday you could save lives as a donor-by leaving the gift of life. Receiving an organ can become a life-changing event for these people. It can also help a family work through the grieving process and deal with their loss by knowing their loved one is helping save the lives of others.

 

Body Donation - University of Washington Willed Body Donation

One of the chief advantages related to donating your body to science is that this option is often considerably less expensive than other funeral options.  By donating your body to science, you avoid costs associated with body burial in a cemetery.  You may also be able to lower or reduce costs related to the headstone or memorial marker.

 

Donating your body to medical science also has an altruistic advantage in that your donation helps train future doctors and surgeons and may help find cures to a variety of diseases.  While this may not be a high priority in some families, other families take solace in the fact that they are able to make a positive impact on future generations.

Advanced Care Planning

Banister Advisors
Full Spectrum Healthcare Navigation for All Ages
Banister Advisors is a true concierge service utilizing a wide variety of specialists to manage all aspects of healthcare and end of life. We offer a unique service experience and collaborate with best-in-class professionals to ensure complex client circumstances are addressed discreetly, efficiently, and appropriately.

Five Wishes

Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal advance directive document written in everyday language. It helps all adults, regardless of age or health, to consider and document how they want to be cared for at the end of life. It is America’s most popular living will with more than 35 million copies in circulation.

Honoring Choices - Advanced Care Planning
Honoring Choices PNW is a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital Association and  Washington State Medical Association. They help the public make informed choices about end-of-life care.
 

Online Tools 

Final Roadmap

Final Roadmap is a secure, comprehensive online guide and toolkit for all end of life issues. It also gives you access to your own digital vault, over which you have total control. Each Section contains questions for you to consider. Answering, or even contemplating, these questions will help you prepare for the time when you are unable to speak for yourself including after your death. You will have the ability to update your Toolkit as often as you please, adding or deleting whenever you wish over your lifetime. You will be able to privately share any or all information to others with confidence. In addition to being stored in a secure server, everything you enter into your Final Roadmap® is encrypted.  *Affiliate Partner- commission received/discount available


Life Goes On Roadmap®

A simple, step-by-step system that takes all of the tedium, overwhelm and time-suck out of what could be a dull and dreaded task. A fast, fun and playful way to get crucial financial and personal information organized and safely stored so you’re fully prepared to grab the wheel, take control and steer your life in the right direction should death, disease, divorce, or disaster strike.

 

Seattle Area Realtor

Renee Bornfreund - Broker - MLJackson Real Estate Company

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Renee realized after moving her senior aged mother across the country and caring for her for 10 years that seniors need a trusted realtor who will listen to their needs and be their advocate. Renee is just that person. Her passion and concern for relocating seniors is unparalleled. She has a wide range of well vetted trusted colleagues from organizers to help with the move to accountants that specialize in elder accounting, from A-Z.

Books

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End (2014)

by Atul Gawande

Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession’s ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. He offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirmed and dependent elderly, and explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person’s ;ast weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

 

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care (2015)

by Angelo E. Volandes

Volandes argues for a radical re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about difficult issues, ensuring that patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care.

 

Love Your Life to Death: How to Plan and Prepare for End of Life So You Can Live Fully Now (2015)

by Yvonne Heath

Through heartfelt stories of those who have been deeply impacted by loss and found happiness again, and interviews of professionals who deal with grief, death and dying, you will gain a new perspective on life and death.

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