LifeCare InterlockSM

LifeCare InterlockSM

Do Not Resuscitate orders, nutrition and hydration (food and water) therapy, removal from a ventilator, organ donation, the ability to talk with physicians, access to medical records, autopsies and funeral arrangements — all of these decisions may be yours to make unexpectedly in a matter of 24 hours. Are you prepared? We are.

If your loved ones don’t know your preferences about end of life measures, treatment options and organ donation, decisions become more difficult to make and serious conflicts can arise—not only between your family and medical caregivers but within your family itself. LifeCare InterlockSM makes known your preferences and removes all doubt and second-guessing by others.

Facing your own death exhibits a maturity about your life. It sets an example for others to do the same. Talking openly and frankly with your family about it, explaining and making known your wishes and desired treatments can not only spare family members from added and unnecessary emotional anguish, conflict, confusion and financial burdens, it removes the misplaced responsibility the immature place on physicians and other medical personnel.

What We Do

We bring into focus the reality of your death and the death of your loved ones to lead you into a conversation about that event that requires you to think seriously about key questions you need to ask yourself and answer about unforeseen accidents, sickness and terminal illness.

Why We Do It

Life takes on new meaning-spiritually, emotionally and mentally when death is faced head-on, inwardly, openly and with courage. We're committed to the well-being of others.

How We Do It

We explain. We provide information. We consult and guide. We talk-we speak to individuals, groups, organizations, churches, businesses and employees.

We explain that without clear documented evidence of your preferences and desires health care providers (hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and others) will continue treatment, not only because they are trained to do so, but to protect themselves from any liability. Even if your loved ones believe that you would not want a specific treatment or surgery, they may not be able to stop it without direction from you that is stated in clear concise documented language specific to your desires and your State laws. We explain in detail each of our documents and their interlocking function.

We provide up to date information on health care trends and death issues so you're able to make informed decisions. We incorporate that information along with your State specific requirements within LifeCare InterlockSM documents to ensure your medical decisions and desires are carried out in the way you want them carried out.

We consult one-on-one and guide by listening to your questions and concerns, providing you with needed answers and additional information specific to your situation.

We talk to individuals, organizations, groups, churches, businesses and employees through public speaking and presentations.

We connect people to each other who want to share their expertise and experiences to help and encourage others.

Real Life Scenarios / What If

Most people think an advance directive is only for those who are very sick or very old. Wrong. Life is fragile. Accidents happen. Catastrophes can happen any time; any place. It is absolutely crucial for everyone who is 18 years of age or older to have an advance directive in place. But not just any advance directive-LifeCare InterlockSM.

Consider. . .

  • Joe is a 20-year old college student.
  • He is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident.
  • He is in a coma unable to speak and on a ventilator.
  • Decisions must be made about his treatment and therapy.
  • Joe's parents are unable to obtain information from his doctors because they do not have the documents in place allowing them to do so.

Does Joe need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Your 18 year old daughter (or son) is driving with her friends down the highway.
  • Texting on her cell phone, simultaneously talking with her friends, listening to music, she crosses the center line into the other lane of traffic and hits an oncoming car head-on.
  • Your daughter, her friends, and those in the other vehicle are in serious and fatal condition.
  • For those who survive, serious medical procedures are going to be necessary. Decisions will need to be made.
  • For those people that died decisions may need to be made and fast whether or not to authorize the harvesting of organs for organ donation.

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Should every person involved in this accident have an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Roger and Ann are married with four minor children.
  • Driving home on a highway close to their home, they are hit head-on by a truck.
  • Ann is killed instantly; Roger is in critical condition unable to speak. All four children survive with minor injuries.
  • Roger's brother, rushes to the hospital. He attempts to get information about Roger's condition and is told the law prohibits them from disclosing or discussing any information with him about Roger or the condition of the four children.

Do Roger and Ann need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Lisa is a 48 year old school teacher who suffers a brain aneurysm.
  • She is unable to verbally communicate.
  • She has two close sisters who know intimately what she would or would not want done in the way of treatment and therapy. However,
  • These wishes and desires have not been written down giving either sister authority to make such decisions.
  • As a result, the hospital refuses to perform certain testing regardless of the objections by the family and consider moving her to an out of town hospital.

Does Lisa need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Anna is a 28 year old divorced mother of two minor children. She is at the lake boating with friends and incurs severe head wounds, the result of being hit by another boat.
  • Her head wound is serious. Her face starts to swell, she goes into shock and becomes incoherent. The local lake patrol is called and she is life-flighted to the nearest trauma hospital.
  • She has on no information on her person, no driver's license and the information provided by her friends to first responders is sketchy at best. No names or phone numbers to call in case of an emergency.

Does Anna need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Joe is 35 years old, unemployed and has no health care insurance.

Does Joe need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Linda's 80 year old parents live in a retirement community.
  • She believes that they have an advance directive in place but isn't sure.
  • She has never discussed it with them and they have not brought it up as a topic of discussion.
  • Linda has mistakenly assumed that since she is their daughter she is authorized to make all decisions concerning her parents.

Do Linda's parents need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Alice and Ben are married.
  • Ben was crushed in a tractor accident, underwent multiple surgeries.
  • Ben lost his job; then they lost their home.
  • Alice has no health care insurance.

Do Alice and Ben need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

  • Charlie is an inmate in a state Department of Corrections.
  • He has some minor medical problems that are not being adequately treated.
  • Despite phone calls from family to prison medical staffers requesting medical care, those requests are ignored.
  • Charlie is found on his cell floor in a coma and taken to an outside hospital.
  • Life and death decisions must be made about his treatment and therapy; decisions Charlie wants his family members to be able to make.

Does Charlie need an advance directive? Yes. But not just any advance directive- LifeCare InterlockSM.

Why LifeCare InterlockSM

LifeCare InterlockSM documents are streamlined and custom-fit for each individual.

LifeCare InterlockSM is available in all states

LifeCare InterlockSM makes sure that your documents not only make sense to you but that they make sense to others.

LifeCare InterlockSM removes potential conflicts and confusion through interlocking documents that memorialize your preferences and instructions. Conflicting documentation can not only cause confusion but that confusion can lead to serious problems regarding life support measures, treatment options and organ donation.

LifeCare InterlockSM motivates parents to explain to their children, 18 years of age and older the need to have these documents in place, why they are important and if necessary taking the necessary steps to get it done. The documents are as important as their driver's license.

LifeCare InterlockSM provides a wallet-size advance directive notification card that makes known to first responders in emergency situations, that you have an advance directive in place and provides the name and phone number of your designated Agent.

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