March 7, 2012
Fewer than one in four Californians has written down their end-of-life wishes.
The number of Californians over the age of 85 has quadrupled over the past 40 years, but we still haven’t adapted to properly meet their end-of-life needs.
“There is a huge gap between the place and way that people would like to spend their final days – and the place and way that they do,” said Mark D. Smith, president and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, which recently commissioned a survey on Californians’ end-of-life wishes.
Read the full article in the SevenPonds Blog