Decisions of death

Decisions of death - 3. How comfortable you want to be. 4....

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Decisions of death Funeral costs Stress on family? Insurance It is extremely difficult and, at times, upsetting to consider all of the arrangements that need to be made in order to cause the least amount of stress for the family. Even the issue of donating organs, cremation or burial, and even if an autopsy is something that would need to be performed are enough issues to drive someone off-the wall! In one toolkit for aging, they suggest that the following five issues be addressed: 1. Which person you want to make health care decisions for you when you can't make them. 2. The kind of medical treatment you want or don't want.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. How comfortable you want to be. 4. How you want people to treat you. 5. What you want your loved ones to know The Chinese joke that the cost of funerals means we cant afford to die. The average costs of a traditional funeral is somewhere around $8,000-$10,000 and rising by the day. It is extremely important to figure out a payment plan in advanced, whether that be a lumped-sum or spread out into several payments. With the stress of death in the family, worrying about how to pay for a funeral service can be an overwhelming problem to face....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HS 205 taught by Professor Scalvia during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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