Talking to a Loved One About Their Final Wishes

Amanda-Louise Funeral Services
June 13, 2023

How To Talk About Death And Funeral Arrangements

Talking to loved ones about final wishes can be a difficult and uncomfortable conversation, but it is an important one to have. Planning for the end of life can provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones. Here are a few brief tips to help guide the conversation:

Choose a comfortable setting: Find a quiet and comfortable place where you and your loved ones can have an open and honest conversation. Make sure everyone is relaxed and not distracted by other things.

Be clear and concise: When discussing your final wishes, be clear and concise about what you want. Outline your wishes for medical care, funeral arrangements, and any other important decisions you have made.

Listen to their concerns: It’s important to listen to your loved ones’ concerns and questions. Be open to their feedback and try to address their concerns as best as you can.

Consider involving a professional: If the conversation becomes too difficult or emotional, consider involving a professional such as a social worker or funeral director to help facilitate the discussion.

Remember its never too early to have this conversation. Its better to be prepared than be left without understanding what your loved one would have preferred.

If you need help having this conversation, contact Funeral Director Amanda-Louise to receive our advance funeral planning checklist. Its free of charge, and a useful document to answer the questions, you can fill in your answers and then you have a written document of your wishes that you can keep with your paperwork.

If you want information about purchasing a funeral plan in advance, we can introduce you to Open Prepaid funeral plans who can provide you with information.

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