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Careful planning reduces the financial, legal, and emotional burdens your family will face after you're gone. Trying to solve them while you are alive can avoid problems later.
NOTE: having will is very important at this stage.
If you have not done so already, it's important to fill out advance directives. These are legal papers that tell your loved ones and doctors what to do for you if you can't tell them yourself. Making these decisions now keeps you in control of how you want to be treated, and who you choose to be in charge of your care. By filling out advance directives, you're making your wishes known for all to follow.
For more details, see Advance Directives.
Contact your health insurance company if you decide to try a new treatment or go into hospice. Most insurance plans cover hospice. They may also cover brief home visits from a nurse or a home health aide several times a week. But it's wise to ask in advance. This may prevent payment problems later. For more details about insurance, see Managing Costs and Medical Information.
You can help your family by organizing records, insurance policies, documents, and instructions. You may want to call a lawyer or financial planner to make sure you have taken all the right steps in doing these things. Your bank can answer questions about how to change accounts and credit cards. Other steps to take may be:
There are many different types of papers your family will need. You may not need all of the items on this list, but here is a guide.
Write down contact information and what needs to be done for the following:
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