The Importance of End Of Life Conversation With Your Loved One
Discussing death is unpleasant, especially with loved ones who have to deal with grief after a family member is lost. Most hesitate to do it, hoping to avoid a difficult conversation and believing they have time. At Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, we always encourage people to consider having this conversation with their loved ones as it has several benefits.
What are the benefits of having an end-of-life conversation?
Many legal experts recommend having an end-of-life conversation because it has several emotional and practical benefits. This is especially important for terminally ill and elderly individuals. Here are some benefits of this step:
- Preparing emotionally – Starting this conversation acts as a forewarning, preparing loved ones for the possibility of death. They are more equipped to handle grief and healing process is easier.
- Planning for incapacity – Sometimes people can’t make decisions due to illnesses or incapacity. In such situations, a trustworthy family member can make the decisions for you. It’s a good idea to discuss who will do that during end-of-life conversations so there are no conflicts later.
- Preparing for a funeral – Many individuals want to make sure their funeral is carried out according to personal preferences. For example, someone might want a cremation instead of burial or some might want to donate their body to science. Pre-planning ensures all your wishes are carried out.
- Assets – Family disputes are common when it comes to dividing assets, which is why it’s a good idea to plan this in advance. Divide assets and discuss in the presence of an experienced legal professional to ensure there are no mistakes.
If you want to know about end-of-life conversations or want to arrange a funeral, contact us at Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home. You can call us at (928) 855-4949 or (928) 753-2555 or use this form to contact us online.