While it is undoubtedly difficult to think about one's final days, it is crucial to plan for these times in order to make them as comfortable as possible.
According to a recent article in the Centre Daily Times, a living will is one of the most important documents a person should prepare towards the end of their life. A living will, which informs family members and healthcare providers of one's wishes regarding medical treatment in the event of a debilitating injury or illness, is an important way to prepare for the unexpected.
The instructions in a living will only take effect if the person can no longer communicate, understand and make decisions and if the person has a permanent debilitation or is unconscious for the rest of his or her life.
The news source reports that after preparing this important document, it is crucial to put it in a safe place and tell family members where it is located.
According to the news provider, Mount Nittany Medical Center in Pennsylvania will reportedly hold a free program titled "Make Your Health Care Wishes Known" in observance of National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16.