WHAT ARE SOME PRACTICAL STEPS TO TAKE?
Some practical ways to help your family face the inevitability of your death include:
- Getting all of your paperwork and information together in one, easy to access place (including contracts, passwords, statements, deeds, titles, insurance policies, etc.)
- Talk to your spouse and children. Don’t keep silent. Tell them “where and how and why” as much as you can!
- Enlist help if you aren’t able to tackle some of these tasks. Find someone you can trust if family is unavailable.
- Consider home modifications that give safety and security for reduced mobility in aging.