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What is the Purpose of End of Life Planning?

Posted on: April 22nd, 2021 by Chad Hill

Planning for the end of your life is never easy. It’s a sensitive topic for you and for your loved ones. That’s why My Living Wishes helps you prepare with discretion and gentleness. We give you the tools and assistance you need to make your wishes known concerning the events that occur at the end of your life.

What Exactly is End of Life Planning?

When you’re in the last stage of your life, you may not be able to communicate your wishes concerning important things, such as health care. End of life planning is your way of formally letting your doctors, family, and friends know what you want. Not only does this give you peace of mind, it also relieves the burden of decision-making from your immediate family.

Your end of life plan may include your wishes concerning the type of health care you would like. You might express a desire to die in your own home. An end of life plan can detail your desire to not be resuscitated if your heart stops beating. You can list which types of treatments you would like, and which types you would not like. You can also appoint a certain trusted individual to be your health care decision-maker in the event that you are not able to make those decisions yourself.

The end of life documents that we help you prepare are legal documents, although they do not require a lawyer to create them. We will help you create the documents according to the requirements of your specific state, and then we will make sure they get in the hands of all the right people, including your main health care team.

How Do You Begin?

Whether you have strong feelings concerning what happens at the end of your life, or you’re confused and unsure, please let us help you. My Living Wishes is here to gently guide you through the various plans and documents that will make you feel more settled. Contact us to learn more about end of life planning.