The past few months have been filled with into end-of-life and the effects it has on families, especially when the end of life happens suddenly without warning. If you have been fortunate enough, at least up to this point to avoid either virus or some other life-threatening event then it may be time to begin planning and making important decisions for your legacy. this includes things like creating legal documents that protect and preserve your estate to deep-dives into best practices for supporting loved ones facing end-of-life matters. Just thinking of these can be distressing, and with everything else going on it will be a challenge.
The goal of this post is to:
- Reduce the fear surrounding end-of-life planning
- Educate the need for a will and/or trust
- Provide information regarding DNR and Advance Directives
- Encourage conversations about end-of-life planning with loved ones
- And more
In future posts, we will look at what an estate is and how you can best protect it [Insert link here]. On day 15, we took a deep dive into insurance options that can offset medical costs and provide income after you retire [Insert link here] and on day 28, we tackled the tough topic of connecting with loved ones and making sure nothing is left unsaid. [Insert link here]
End-of-life needs are an important and mature topic. It takes bravery and tenacity to delve into the subject and stick with it until the bases are covered. It is worth the effort and will make a huge difference in your quality of life and the impact your end-of-life experience has on your family. Good for you for sticking with it!
My goal is to support you and this tribe as we wind down the challenge. Be sure to connect in the Facebook group and share the impact this challenge has had on you and the steps you are taking to prepare for your legal, financial, and medical needs for now and the future.
I am always looking to add to the treasure chest of information. If you have any new resources or information to share, letís connect! We all benefit from new and helpful information.
Itís important to keep your momentum after this challenge is complete. Be sure to go through the articles again so you can remind yourself what steps you want to take and what resources you may need to complete a task.
Be sure to take these key steps:
- Connect with your primary care physician to discuss your DNR and Advance Directive
- Connect with a financial planner and insurance agent to explore additional sources of protection and saving for your retirement
- Connect with an attorney to craft a will or trust
These are the top three tasks that will help you get ready and be ready for the final phase of life.
Thanks for joining me on this challenge and I look forward to seeing you again for the next one.