#18 of 25 Estate Planning Mistakes – End of Life

Failing to Plan for End-of-Life Issues

End of Life Planning is needed so that you retain control of your person. One of the fears shared by many people is a slow death with their life being artificially and mechanically prolonged following an accident or other medical issue. You can avoid this fate with proper planning. The default treatment for medical professionals is to provide the necessary treatment to keep the patient alive, even if recovery is not possible. Part of estate planning, regardless of age, is to plan for your health care and medical treatment at the end of your life, when you are no longer able to communicate your wishes. You need to decide and communicate what treatment you want (and don’t want) to receive when you reach the end of your life, prior to those plans being needed.