No one likes to think about life after they’re gone. It is difficult and even painful to contemplate your own death. However, no amount of procrastination will prevent it. As such, it is better to be proactive. End-of-life planning helps by giving people a voice as they discuss their last wishes with their loved ones. It can take away some of the fears of the unknown and give people control over their legacy.
Advantages to End-of-Life Planning
End-of-life planning has many benefits and advantages.
- Control Over Important Life and Death Decisions. One of the main benefits of end-of-life planning is that it gives you control over making important life and death decisions, including:
- Choosing a type of funeral
- Deciding on organ and tissue donations
- Specifying funeral service details, such as music arrangements or readings
- Creating a power of attorney
- Determining wishes for end-of-life care
- You Decide Where Your Assets Go. End-of-life planning can also involve developing legal documents to protect your assets and your loved ones when you are gone. Without some of these documents, your estate and assets will need to go through lengthy probate.
- Peace of Mind for Family Members. End-of-life planning is also important because it helps you talk to your family about your final wishes. This can take some of the burdens off them during their time of grief. Family members are often very grateful not to have to make critical decisions after their loved one has passed.
Funeral planners are a great resource for end-of-life planning. Funeral planners can help people through the end-of-life planning process by providing information about funeral laws and processes in their state, sharing packages for services, walking them through all types of funerals, helping with prearrangements, and finding organ donation information.
Let Us Help You With End-of-Life Planning
At Callaghan Mortuary & Livermore Crematory, our funeral professionals are here to give you the support and guidance you need to begin planning for the end of your life. No one likes to think about death or life after they’re gone. However, your family will be grateful for your guidance during their grief. We can answer all your end-of-life planning questions from the start, to help make the process easier and less overwhelming. To learn more about our services, call us at (925) 492-7500 or fill out our confidential contact form. We want to help you move into your future with the confidence and support you deserve.