The Importance of an End of Life Conversation with your Loved One

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, November 27, 2017

No one really wants to consider the prospect of death or even plan for it. This topic can make everyone involved uncomfortable, but it can also help the family in a number of ways. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we encourage everyone to consider having the end-of-life conversation with their loved ones and here are some reasons why:

1. It helps people come to terms with it

The grieving process is so much easier and quicker if individuals involved are prepared for death. There are fewer regrets and the family members are at peace, even if the death is abrupt and comes without warning. You can consider the end-of-life conversations the first step towards healing.

2.  Helps with funeral preparations

Planning a funeral in advance or conveying your wishes regarding the funeral clearly can help make things easier for the family down the line. Loved ones can understand the wishes and preferences of the individual and carry out the funeral accordingly. End-of-life conversations can also give a person the opportunity to explain why they choose cremation or burial over the other alternatives.

3. Help reconcile differences

Conflicts and problems happen in every family and the end-of-life conversation can help cross these bridges. Estranged family members can come together and heal their relationship so there are very little regrets down the line. This can also give the elderly or ill-individual relief and ensure they have some peace of mind during the last few days of their life.

4. Handle practical matters

The end-of-life conversation can also include practical matters like distribution of assets, disposal of remains, and other such factors.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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