While in some ways, you might not feel like talking about legalities and other basics relating to what is to come, you and your loved ones can find comfort in doing so. Even though we know it’s not in our control, this type of situation can feel precarious for you and your loved ones. Creating a plan can provide structure and bring a sense of peace. For example, if you have a loved one facing a terminal illness, you should consider the legal means for giving yourself or another family member the authority to act on their behalf. In this way, you can better prioritize needs and make appropriate decisions regarding care should your loved one become too impaired to do so on their own. This includes legal forms, such as powers of attorney, appointing a Social Security representative, and creating a living will.
This is also a good time to review funeral costs and arrangements. When people are forced to make decisions under emotional circumstances or when pressed for time, many families end up overspending on funeral services. Those with no prior experience with burial and funeral arrangements are particularly vulnerable when making on-the-spot decisions. By working with a trusted funeral home like Boron Funeral Home, Inc., you can plan ahead for your loved one's funeral and review the best available options.