A U.S. News & World Report story discusses advance directive planning, palliative care and home-based care and covers the ways that Medicare can assist in crafting a fitting final chapter to life.

The John A. Hartford Foundation's Senior Program Officer, Amy Berman, discusses Medicare and palliative care and hospice care. She speaks of palliative care as an extra layer of support that helps treat the pain and symptoms of chronic and serious disease to "help you live the best possible life in the face of illness.” 

The article points out that for those with Medicare, there are ways to maintain some sense of control at the end for a minimal cost.

 

To read Maryalene LaPonsie's article, click here.