Eighty percent of Americans die in hospitals and nursing homes. They endure aggressive and often futile medical treatment. Too often they die alone, without family and friends.
There is an alternative, and it starts with a conversation.
Meet author Kathleen Vallee Stein who was moved to write about how she cared for her terminally ill father with help from the Medicare Hospice program. He died peacefully at home. Her book will help families talk honestly and plan ahead, thus avoiding unnecessary pain and suffering for their loved ones, and for themselves.