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End of Life Planning

Talking with your loved ones about end of life plans is perhaps one of the most difficult, but most important, conversations you’ll have. Often, people find themselves avoiding the topic altogether or waiting until it’s too late. Starting this discussion early will help alleviate the potential stress associated with end-of-life issues.

But you might be wondering, “How do I start a conversation like this?” or, “What steps should our family take to prepare?” In this section, you’ll find an abundance of resources to better prepare you for this discussion.

With an end of life plan in place, you and your family can enjoy your time together without the underlying worry.


Articles, Resources & Videos

5 Misconceptions about End-of-Life Planning and Hospice Care

Check your assumptions about end-of-life and hospice care against these common misconceptions to help you and your family better plan for the final years.

End-of-Life Stories from Professional CAREGivers

Professional Home Instead® CAREGiversSM share some of the moving experiences they've had caring for individuals at the end of life and ways they were able to bring comfort to both the client and family members during the final days.

Grief Advice from the Professionals

For family caregivers, grief can happen before and after death. Learn the five stages of grief to look out for.

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