Health & Wellness Beyond the Doctor
End-of-Life care can be difficult to discuss.
Have you talked with your family and caretakers to discuss palliative care? Have you spoken with your family about medical directives, Life insurance, and do you have all of your ducks in a row if something were to happen to you?
It's a hard conversation to have but let's have it here.
Racquel Social Health Network Moderator
Personally, I have a Power of Attorney in place for medical emergencies and medical decisions if I become incapacitated. I have also created what is called a "Survivorship Deed" of my home, so in the event of my passing, my property will automatically roll over to my mother without the extra hassle of legal and property paperwork. I have also set up my burial plot, etc. through the Veteran Affairs, and I have written out an outline for my memorial services as well. In addition, have my mother listed as "P.O.D" or Pay On Death" on my bank and savings accounts, so she can access my funds once she has the documentation of my passing. One tip I suggest is having a will written up. These days, there are legal offices online which you can write your will, submit online to the law firm, and they will certify your living will. This is often a less expensive option than hiring an attorney to write a will for you. It is never too early to put together your end of life planning. I have had all my end of life measures put in place since 2015.