You may not get to die as you wish

Every adult should have a will, a healthcare proxy and an advanced medical directive or living will. But there’s no guarantee that when your final days come healthcare providers will follow your wishes. There are a number of reasons for this, but money is a big factor.

End-of-life care is a pot of gold in our modern medical system. Spending on Medicare beneficiaries in their last year of life accounts for about 25 percent of all Medicare spending. In 2011, Medicare spending was almost $554 billion ? 28 percent of which was spent during patients’ last six months of life, according to Kaiser Health News.

My father’s last days weren’t as good as they could have been. The doctors gave us mixed messages, leading us to believe that his life could be extended despite the obvious signs that his body was giving up. But ultimately it became undeniable. Thanks to his healthcare proxy I was able to talk to the doctors and because of his living will I was able to make the decision to switch him to comfort care knowing that was exactly what he wanted.

Adobe confirms it won’t support Flash on Android 4.1

Lots of folks ridiculed Steve Jobs for his stand on Flash on mobile devices, but eventually even Adobe admitted it wasn’t good enough. Now they’ve gone a step further and announced they won’t support Flash on Android 4.1. On top of that, you won’t be able to download it from the Play store after August 15th, so if for some reason you think you want it, don’t wait.