Why everyone should have a solid end-of-life plan

Why everyone should have a solid end-of-life plan

An end-of-life plan is something that many people put off until it’s too late. However, having a solid plan in place can make things much easier for your loved ones when the time comes. Here are just a few reasons why. 

A solid end-of-life plan…

…ensures your wishes are carried out

End-of-life plans ensure that if something should unfortunately happen to you, the directions you have outlined will be carried out to help make sure your wishes are respected. Taking the time to properly document end-of-life details eliminates guesswork in an emotional and potentially stressful time.

…makes things less stressful for your loved ones

Having an end-of-life plan in place can help take away some of the stress from our families when the time comes. Not only will they be dealing with their grief, but end-of-life planning can also help relieve any uncertainty that they may be faced with. It is everyone’s responsibility to make sure that their end-of-life plan is well thought through and taken care of. 

…provides peace of mind

Putting plans in place can bring some piece of mind to family members knowing that things are taken care of. Make sure to put your end-of-life plan together so you, and your family won’t have to worry at life’s end.

…gives you control over your final days

Creating end-of-life plans can give us assurance that we have taken the decision into our own hands and have prepared ourselves for the end of life in the most dignified way possible.

…means one less thing to worry about

Your end of life plan allows people to establish clarity in regards to medical decisions, organ donations, funerals, financial matters, and more. This way those left behind can rest assured that any legal, financial and healthcare matters have already been addressed. We have covered this in our guide or there is a good external guide from Age UK.

What next?

Read more of our advice on end-of-life planning, and don’t forget to download the MyGoodbyes app to help you and your loved ones get ready