Are you sifting through personal papers as part of spring-cleaning? If so, you have already begun the process of getting your affairs in order! You may not be expecting to get sick or have a disability, but planning for it ahead of time can make all the difference in an emergency.
Follow these tips to help get your affairs in order:
- Put your important papers and copies of legal documents in one place.
- Tell a trusted family member or friend where you put all your important papers.
- Discuss your end-of-life preferences with your doctor. Talking with your doctor can help ensure that your wishes are honored.
- Give permission in advance for your doctor or lawyer to talk with your caregiver or loved ones as needed.
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