Understanding the Elements of an End of Life Plan

  • Review Finances
    Create an inventory and identify anticipated End of Life costs to help you and your loved ones manage your financial affairs after your death. Review financial resources and benefits available from health or life insurance plans.
  • Prepare an AHD
    Prepare a living will and/or an Advance Healthcare Directive (AHD) or medical power of attorney. These legal documents state your wishes for treatment if you become unable to make your own decisions.
  • Choose Representatives
    Appoint a Healthcare Proxy and/or a Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA) to legally make healthcare, medical and financial decisions if you are unable to.
  • Prepare a Will
    Include your final wishes for your funeral services and for distributing your financial, personal and digital assets.
  • Complete a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)
    This document prevents medical personnel from doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save or prolong your life.
  • Consider an Organ Donor Form
    If you choose to be an organ donor, this form provides legal proof that you want to donate organs or tissue after your death.
  • Complete a Physicians Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
    A POLST or a Medical Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) is a physician-signed order that becomes part of your official medical record and explains your End of Life care wishes.

Go to www.passare.com for more information on important End of Life topics like how-to create a will, choose an executor, obtain life insurance, develop an estate plan, store important documents or digital assets, and to plan a funeral.

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