In addition to your healthcare wishes, you can also spell out your wishes for your funeral. You can make known whether you want a memorial service, what songs should be played if you do, and whether you wish to be buried or cremated.
How to Get Started
Start by talking to your family about your wishes. The Conversion Project's Starter Guide offers a series of scenarios to ensure you are considering all your options for your advance directive. They also include advice on how to broach the topic with the rest of your family.
For the more technologically inclined, My Directives offers an online advance directive with annual reminders to update any changes. It is is easy to update and share with those who need the information. In addition to documenting your wishes, it also allows you to leave notes or record a video that your loved ones can access after you have passed.
Accidents and illness can happen unexpectedly. Don't wait until there is a crisis to make your wishes known.
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