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Chicago, IL, United States, 2005/04/01 - Your right to die or right to live can be outlined in a living will. LIFEcardHealth.com, an online health information management solution, has added a living will storage feature to its existing array of health data storage options.
LIFEcard Health™, an online health information management solution, has added a living will storage feature to its existing array of health data storage options.
The new feature at LIFEcard Health™ enables members to develop a legally binding living will and store that personalized living will in a secure online database. If the LIFEcard Health member is unable to communicate, medical personnel access the members’ LIFEcard Health card (carried in a purse or wallet) and can then request information about that members personal health requests, living will, medications, physicians, emergency contact list and more through the LIFEcardHealth.com website or through a toll-free phone number.
The legal battles between the parents of Terry Schiavo, her husband and Congress have convinced many people on the importance of having a living will. “I would not want my loved ones to have to make a decision like that,” said Gemma Piscotti. “I know how I want my life to end and I feel as though my decisions will be respected because I outlined them in a living will.” Piscotti signed-up herself and her immediate family members for the LIFEcard Health service for the sole reason of developing a living will.
A living will is a document that sets out guidelines for dealing with life-sustaining medical procedures in the eventuality of the signatory’s sudden debilitation. Living wills would, for example, inform medical staff not to provide extraordinary life-preserving procedures on their bodies if they are incapable of expressing themselves and suffering from an incurable and terminal condition.
About LIFEcard Health™
The LIFEcard Health™ program helps people to prepare for emergency situations. When seconds count, critical care information that may save a person’s life is a telephone call or a few keystrokes away. LIFEcard Health’s secure database also organizes patients’ current medical records (medications, conditions, physicians, personal contacts) in a clear and concise manner so that they may receive better medical care.
LIFEcard Health is part of the LIFEcardServices.com trio of personal and professional security services enabling members to establish a “personal security” network around their health, home and sensitive information.