There is one thing certain: death. Often we don’t want to face that truth. We would rather pretend that it won’t happen. However, this sad and emotional time is easier on loved ones if there has been advance planning done.
Five Wishes by Aging with Dignity covers the following:
1. The person I choose as my health care agent
2. The kinds of treatments I want or don’t want
3. How comfortable I want to be
4. How I want people to treat me
5. What I want my loved ones to know
Some people have an opinion on what should be done with their body after they die, what type of ceremony that will be held in their memory and where to make donations. These open conversations will reduce some of the stress that happens when family members disagree on what should be done. It is a great service that you do for your loved ones when you make these difficult decisions ahead of time.
"Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life." - Paul Coelho
"Failing to plan is planning to fail." - Alan Lakein Lakein
"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit." - Wilma Rudolph
"Before beginning, plan carefully." - Marcus Cicero