There may be a time when you need someone to make decisions for you, temporarily or long-term. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the authority to make decisions for you.
There may come a time when you are unable to make decisions or express your wishes about how you would like to be cared for and what medical treatment you want. Advance decisions and advance statements ensure that your wishes are respected when you are no longer able to make or communicate your decisions.
It’s important to have an up-to-date will. If you don’t, the law will decide what happens to your money and property when you die, which may not be the same as what you would have chosen.
You may have strong ideas about where you would like to live and be cared for at the end of your life and where you would choose to die. In practice, this often involves balancing the pros and cons of different options, so it can be helpful to consider these in advance.
Funerals are a chance for people to remember your life and say goodbye. Have you made sure those around you know your wishes for your funeral?