Advanced Illness and Life Planning
Advanced Illness and Life Planning


Advance Directive completion only

Must be in person for notary services


$299 (notary fee included)

$499 for a couple at same location, each completing their own documents

Possible travel fee depending on distance


The majority of Americans do not have an Advance Directive or health care power of attorney. These documents are very important and can communicate your wishes and personal values if you are in a medical situation where you cannot speak for yourself.  Every adult, whether healthy or dealing with illness, should have an advance directive. It is particularly important for those who do not want immediate family to be their decision-makers, which is often what happens by default. Click here for more details about this document.


I encourage you to not put this off until "later". Think of it as a gift to your loved ones that can bring much clarity, guidance, and reassurance if they ever have to make difficult decisions on your behalf.


This service is only appropriate for people who have full capacity to make decisions, can communicate clearly, and can sign legal documents. If this is not the case, such as your loved one has advanced dementia, please request a full consultation (see below).



-- Home visit within Los Angeles
-- Interview to understand your general health care situation
-- Guidance on choosing your health care power of attorney
-- Education about your health care options and documentation of your wishes
-- Advance Directive document completion/notarization
-- Digital copy to share with your loved ones and medical team

Full consultation

Can be remote or in-person, must be in-person if requesting document completion



Possible travel fee depending on distance




This service will cover an in-depth review of your (or your loved one's) medical situation and social/family dynamics as well as a quality of life assessment. We can take the time to address all of your questions and concerns, from general end-of-life preparedness to creating a specific plan. If needed, I can also give information about hospice care, how it works, and suggest the appropriate timing based on the medical situation. You may include family members in this session if desired.


Our consultation may include:
-- Thorough understanding of your health situation, diagnoses, and prognosis
-- Clarifying health care goals and wishes
-- Completion of Advance Directive (see above)
-- POLST education/completion (Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment - click here for more information)
-- Discussing how to be prepared for eventual health decline
-- Open and candid dialogue around end-of-life issues in a safe space
-- Emotional support for you and your family
-- Family meeting to improve communication and understanding of your wishes
-- Recommendations on how to navigate the health care system to ensure your wishes are seen and respected by your medical teams
-- Follow up visits optional, depending on your needs

Contact me here for more information or to book an appointment!

Advance Directives Party!

In person


Cost varies depending on number of attendees and location


Gather up some friends and let's make it a fun social event!  I'll give a presentation about Advance Directives, why they are important, and how to complete them.  I'll then provide the documents and guide the group through the sections step-by-step with clear explanations of how your document could impact your medical care.  If someone needs more time to think about it, I'll make sure they understand how to complete it later and can be contacted with further questions.  Anyone ready to complete and sign their document can do so with witnesses in the group or I can notarize it.  After we are done, you can pour some wine, toast to loving life, and feel good about accomplishing a big  task with group support! 


Please contact me to discuss details. I'd love to help you plan an event!

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