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MOLST & POLST

A new model for end-of-life care issues, called MOLST, is now in use in Massachusetts. Around the nation, and in New Hampshire where it is also being used, the system is called Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (or POLST). In Massachusetts the first word is changed to “Medical” thus giving us MOLST. The point of the…

201204.05
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Death Certificates

You may not think that death and paperwork go together, but of course they do. The thought of death is difficult for most people to consider, but eventually it happens. And, in today’s complex modern society, paperwork and its details are always important. After death, one critical piece of paperwork is the record of death….

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Obituary Dennis G. Browning

Dennis G. Browning, 59, of Tyngsboro, MA, passed away on March 19, 2012 at the Haverhill Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of the late Michele L. (Orme) Browning. Born in Waltham, MA, January 3, 1959, a son of Charles L. and Herta M. (Kreuzer) Browning of Tyngsboro….

201203.07
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Obituary Ruth Holloway Adamsky

Ruth E. Adamsky November 09, 2011 Bridgewater, NH – Ruth Elizabeth Holloway Adamsky died Nov. 9th at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital from complications arising from cancer. She was 76. She was born in 1935 in Trenton NJ, the only child of Ruth Elizabeth Adams Holloway, and Colonel George Edward Holloway, Jr. Her early years were spent…

201110.26
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Odd Funeral Requests

I discuss funeral planning with most of my clients, but not in great detail. I just suggest that they make their wishes known to their family so they can be followed. Dying can be a time for solemn ceremony or whimsical farce. Many notable celebrities and eccentrics have odd funeral wishes. They were collected in…

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Pre-Paid Funerals

I often recommend pre-paid funerals for many of my clients. Pre-planning and paying can save money, it can save the family the stress of decisions at a hard time, and it can save a family member from having to pay for a funeral. However, there are some problems and issues with pre-paid funerals, and consumers…

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Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., Leading Elder Law Attorney, Dies at 74

Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., a revered elder law attorney who was admired as much for his kindness and generosity to fellow practitioners as for his grasp of the law, died December 30, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 74. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. For many in the field, Kruse set the standard for all…