Patients living with a terminal illness, and those who care for them, are confronted with a profound and difficult situation. Questions about coping, living fruitful days, interacting with loved ones, and preparing for the inevitable will certainly arise. In this guide we'll help answer these questions by connecting you to advice and information from experts around the Web.
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Unfortunately, in addition to the physical and emotional burdens of a terminal illness, there are practical matters that must be dealt with. This section provides you with Web sites discussing legal and financial considerations for people with terminal illnesses.
- Government and association Web sites are often good sources for information regarding financial assistance that may be available for people with a terminal illness.
The American Cancer Society
reviews different types of advanced care health directives. These are the wishes you may have about your care, and should provide in writing in case you can't speak for yourself when the time comes. The page reviews the living will, power of attorney, and other directives.
, the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare, provides links to information on Medicare, prescription drugs, enrollment, and more. An "FAQs" section covers 20 of the most commonly asked questions. The site is also available in Spanish.
Social Security Online
is the official Web site of the U.S. Social Security Administration and offers many links on disability and SSI, and applying for benefits. This information is also available in Spanish.
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