Oct 21, 2018
Today's episode is yet another necessity. It's about a very touchy topic. This week is National Estate Planning week and although I'm not a lawyer or advisor, I've learned about some of the things we need in our lives that will help protect ourselves and our family. It's about something we usually don't want to think about, let alone talk about with our loved ones. It's about planning your final wishes and leaving instructions about your health care decisions.
If something bad was going to happen to you tomorrow, would your loved ones know what to do? Do they know your final wishes? Or, if you were hospitalized do they know what you'd like for them to do?
There are 4 documents everyone should have in place in their lives right now. No worries, I'm guilty of not having these either and will begin this week to get them in place.
1) A Durable Power of Attorney
2) Advance Medical Directives
i)A Healthcare Proxy
ii)A Living Will
iii)A DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)
3) A Will
4) A Letter of Instruction
Today I will cover each of the above. So grab a pen and paper and take some good notes.
Don't leave your loved ones in the dark on this very important matter.
I hope you never have to use any of these documents for decades to come, but, it's better to have everything in place so that you and your family can rest well knowing you've dotted all of the I's and crossed all of the T's.
Please stay healthy and happy my friends.
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