The Importance of An End of Life Conversation with Your Loved One

By: Franklin Rainear Jr.
Monday, April 23, 2018

Death is intimidating, mysterious, and frightening. Most are hesitant to think about their own demise and what will happen after it. That can lead to a lot of problems later, especially if there are some conflicts in the family left behind. At Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, we encourage people to have an end-of-life conversation with their loved ones and here’s why:

1.      Helps with healing

Discussing death, especially if it is imminent or likely to happen can help with recovery, reducing pain to some extent. The demise isn’t abrupt, unexpected, and people are prepared to handle it without becoming overwhelmed.

2.      Plan for emergencies

Sometimes people lose their ability to make decisions before their demise. This can be because they’re not conscious, mentally unfit, or just too weak. In such circumstances, it’s important to appoint a trustworthy person to speak for you. This preparation can be made during end-of-live conversations as well.

3.      Make funeral preparations in advance

Most modern funeral homes provide pre-planning services, so people can carry out funeral preparations in advance. You can choose between a cremation or burial, pick a location, choose a funeral home, and makes sure the end journey is according to your personal preferences. As most pre-planned funerals are paid in advance, the family left behind doesn’t have to bear this burden.

4.      Assets and financial property

End-of-life discussions should also include dividing assets, funeral properties, and related responsibilities. This ensures there are no conflicts between family members later. Clear instructions drafted with a lawyer’s assistance can reduce the burden on families.

If you want some help and assistance for arranging funerals for yourself or departed loved ones, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Franklin H. Rainear, Jr., Affordable Funeral Service & Cremation, LLC through our website or call (888) 213-4090.

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