One thing we all have in common is that we are going to die. Although death is not something we want to think about, dying is a reality that is best handled when we have planned for it.
The truth is, most people will become seriously ill or incapacitated leading up to death, and without end-of-life planning, many families are saddled with the burden of guessing how their dying loved one would like to be cared for. So, if you want to help protect your family from wondering, guessing and second-guessing, and maybe even disagreeing about what your wishes are, it’s important to make end-of-life planning a priority.
No matter how well your loved ones know you, your desires for how you’d prefer to die may not be as clear as you would think. By making choices ahead of time, putting them in writing, and discussing your plan with your family, you can help make a difficult situation at least somewhat easier to handle.