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Are you prepared if something were to happen to you?

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

  1. 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.

    1. Awesome so many aren't talking about the things you discussed. ~Racquel~ Social Health Network Moderator

    2. I’m always an open book, including talking about those difficult books. From, both professional and personal experience, I’ve had to plan out so many funerals for my clients and my brother. So, I’m always open to talk about this difficult subject. When my mom turned 50 I flat out told her it was time for her to put together her end of life planning. She was shocked and is little offended when brought it up. However, my mom now tells everyone she knows, she is glad I was mature and strong enough, to have this discussion with her.

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