Gregory L. Kenyon, an Elder Law attorney and shareholder at Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave, P.C. in Des Moines, recently co-authored an article being published in The Iowa Lawyer on IPOST and Advance Care Planning.
IPOST and Advance Care Planning is part of the Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment paradigm which has been in effect in Oregon for about 20 years, and is now in effect or being developed in 47 states.
Along with Mercedes Bern-Klug, Elizabeth Byram, and Jane Dohrmann, Greg emphasized the importance of IPOST and Advance Care Planning. The article explains the benefits of IPOST, explains the differences between IPOST and a Do Not Resuscitate, and shows the need for both.
Mr. Kenyon was also quoted in the Des Moines Sunday Register on October 2, 2016, Could Elder Abuse Be Prosecuted More Often? The article told the story of an Iowa veteran, Alan Meisel, who died in Texas and was not receiving needed care, even though he was eligible for VA benefits. Mr. Kenyon stated that this is an all too familiar situation, where funds are misspent that are to be used for care of an elderly or disabled person. “One way to try to prevent that is to require a person who has power of attorney to file regular reports with other family members regarding monies spent.”
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