We recently came across an interesting TED Talk in which Tom Brokaw had a conversation with his daughter, Jennifer. During the talk, Tom admitted that “unfortunately, I don’t know a lot about my living will. In fact, I’m not even sure where it is at this point.”
You can click here to watch the video. It’s only about 20 minutes long.
It’s always nice to see that celebrities are real people with real problems, and Tom’s case raises a few important questions.
- Does your living will still reflect your wishes? There are many reasons why you may want to update your living will and/or healthcare power of attorney: Has your relationship with your family changed? Is your agent still able and willing to act on your behalf? Has your health changed? Have your beliefs changed? Have you moved? Please contact our office IL office at 217-465-1234 or our IN office at 812-134-2777 if you’d like to review your estate plan.
- Have you discussed your wishes with your family? Tom and his daughter are having this conversation, have you talked about what you want (and don’t want) with those you love?
- Do you know where your living will is? Unfortunately, we we hear all the time from clients who, like Tom Brokaw, created their documents years ago and have no idea where they are. This is why we offer you DocuBank!
Tom Brokaw admits he doesn’t know where his living will is. This is a common problem, which is why we work with DocuBank. Your DocuBank Emergency Card lets you and your doctor access your living will & other emergency info immediately when needed. It’s like you have your documents right in your pocket! If your membership has lapsed, you can contact them toll-free at 866-362-8226 to reactive it.
We want to make sure that you stay ahead of Tom Brokaw! It’s important that your living will and advance directives reflect your true wishes, and that you know where they are and can access them when they’re needed.
Please give our office a call at 217-465-1234 or 812-234-2777 to review your Health Care Documents. Please don’t want until it’s too late!
Dave, Rick, Kaye and the FBLO staff