Your Options… Planning ahead.
Have you Planned Ahead?
Why have these talks?
We talk about most things. We share the big wins and the small disappointments.But there’s probably one ‘chat’ you haven’t had, and the reason may be because it’s difficult to initiate. Right now might be the best time to have ‘the conversation’ about how you want to live out the final stages of your life, including how you’d like to be remembered. It can make the difference of a lifetime – bringing your entire family closer together.
At various stages of adulthood, we will all have to plan ahead. It may be you are planning for the later stages of your life, or because of major life style changes such as starting a family or travelling overseas for an extended period of time. A major accident or illness can change the course of your life in unplanned ways.
Should you become mentally or physically incapacitated, you will have assisted both yourself and your family in making important decisions about your accommodation and health care, if you have previously discussed and recorded your wishes about such matters. It is also important to document and make known that you have made a Will, various Powers of Attorney (e.g Financial, Medical, Guardianship etc.), Estate Plan, Health Directive/Advance Care Plan, Insurance Policy, Superannuation, Pre-paid Funeral Arrangements etc.
Sitting down with your loved ones to talk about your end of life wishes can be a rich and satisfying experience for all involved. It can also bring ‘peace of mind’ knowing that your family has tackled having, what for many can be a ‘difficult conversation’, surrounding one’s end of life wishes.
My E Guide is a simple investment of $35.00 with the full version covering critical points including:
Do you know how to plan your legal choices?
Would you like a user friendly template of all the people that need to be notified of your death (this will save your family many hours of stress and worry)
Do you want a simple checklist of potential funeral wishes?