While the major function of a living will is to assert a person's wishes in case of a debilitating illness or injury, such a document can also be extremely important for one's family, reports the Appleton Post-Crescent.
According to the news provider, creating a living will is a considerate way to help a person's loved ones make crucial decisions under difficult circumstances. Additionally, it can save one's family from having to argue over end-of-life issues.
By just giving a few important details, one can save his or her family from having to undertake the painstaking tasks of choosing the type of care the person wishes to receive (or not receive), according to the news source.
The last position that one's family wants to be in after a devastating accident or illness is attempting to guess the person's final wishes, and a living will can make sure that this is already taken care of, leaving the family with the ability to properly mourn and put things in perspective.