Nobody likes to think about death – for many of us, it’s something we put off thinking about just as much as we can, blaming work, family, friends or just sheer lack of time for the inability to do so. But death is a part of life and life is a part of death: they are joined in the same continuum.
The truly healthy way to “deal” with death – the one surety in all our lives – is to be proactive, take responsibility and ensure we’re ready!
According to government findings, 25% of deaths are unexpected, whilst the Omega Report states an estimated 49% of people “die suddenly”. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that we’re aware of what we need to do protect our loved ones after we’re gone.
We recommend that you:
Take the time to read, complete and safely set aside Your End-of-Life Plan with your will and other important documents.
Remember to review, re-fill and scan it once a year or whenever important changes occur in your life – such as marriage, divorce, having children, buying a home, etc.
Speak with elderly relations or ageing parents so that you are clear and aware of the estate and how you and the rest of your family fit into the Will and Living Will. If your parents don’t have Wills in place, it’s crucial you help them put one in place – for as adult children, you may make assumptions which are in fact not shared.