Advanced Care Planning

Advance care planning involves discussing and preparing for future decisions about your medical care if you become seriously ill or unable to communicate your wishes.

Having meaningful conversations with your loved ones is the most important part of advance care planning. Many people also choose to put their preferences in writing by completing legal documents called advance directives.

Keystone Law Firm

What Is Estate Planning?

It is preparing for what happens to your assets before and after you pass away. It involves deciding who manages your properties while you are alive and to whom you pass them on after your death.

The goal of an estate plan is to ensure that your wishes are carried out, and your loved ones are well taken care of after you’re gone. It can also include making arrangements for healthcare and end-of-life decisions.

There are various estate planning tools that you can use to protect your loved ones and prepare for various situations in the future.

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    Young Adults (18-25)
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    Advanced Estate Planning
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How to Start a Conversation About End-of-Life Care

"Planning for your final days is hard, but it's an invaluable gift to caregivers and loved ones"

This 2021 Article from AARP addresses this difficult topic. It also references the "Your Conversation Starter Guide" a product of the Conversation Project, an initiative of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. This guide is available on this site under Healthcare Planning.

"How we want to die is the most important and costly conversation Americans aren't having. Consider these facts:

  • Ninety percent of people think it is important to talk about end-of-life wishes with their loved ones, but only 27 percent have done so, according to a 2021 study published in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.
  • One in 5 respondents to a 2018 survey by the Conversation Project, which works to promote greater discussion of end-of-life-care, said they've avoided the subject out of worry about upsetting their loved ones.
  • A sizable majority of people say they want to die at home, but 60 percent die in hospitals or institutions."

JacksonWhite Attorneys at Law

"Experienced Estate Planning in Arizona

Although planning for the future is one of the most important things you can do, knowing which direction to take is not always easy. Count on the Arizona estate planning team at JacksonWhite to provide you with the individualized attention and in-depth instruction you need.

Our estate planning team can help you design an estate plan to preserve and protect your assets as well as your personal wishes, before a crisis occurs.

Elder law attorneys.

Call us today at (480) 374-4517 to see how we can help with your legal needs."

For more information on all their services please check their website.

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project

"The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for care through the end of life.

The Conversation Project® is a public engagement initiative with a goal that is both simple and transformative: to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.

Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes, and those of the people who matter most to us (our loved ones, friends, chosen family), are both understood and respected. The Conversation Project offers free tools, guidance, and resources to begin talking with those who matter most about your and their wishes."

The link below explores a variety of resources to help make, discuss and document future healthcare wishes and decisions in your advance care planning. Check out this site that not only adds a great deal of information about advanced care planning but provides a tool to help start the conversations required for advanced care planning.

AVID Esq. Group

"At AVID Estates, we are dedicated to assisting families in the Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and Queen Creek regions with their estate planning requirements. Our legal team has firsthand knowledge of the significance of estate planning and the consequences of neglecting it. We utilize this knowledge to provide our clients with Practical Estate Plans that are tailored to their specific needs and designed to operate effectively in the real world, rather than just in legal theory. Let us assist you in safeguarding your assets and planning for your family’s future."

Their services include all-inclusive packages that encompass all the necessary documents for your family’s estate plan to meet your goals and desires.

Wills are an excellent tool for designating guardians for your children and specifying your final requests. For families opting for a Revocable Living Trust to prevent Probate, we also offer Pour-Over Wills.

Living Trusts are ideal for those who desire to avoid the probate court process after their passing, Revocable Living Trusts provide exceptional privacy protection, safeguard your family in case of incapacity, and ensure swift and effortless property transfer during emergencies.

Additionally, we provide Irrevocable Trusts for clients seeking asset protection planning.

We also provide you with all the necessary supplementary documents that your family may need. These include a Medical Power of Attorney, a Durable or Springing Power of Attorney, a Living Will, and a Property Memorandum.

Planning for Your Children

We take the utmost care when it comes to your children and leave no room for shortcuts!

Our estate plans comprise the necessary legal documentation to designate both long-term and short-term guardians for your children, as well as healthcare power of attorney.

Planning for Your Pets

For many of us, our pets are akin to our children. They offer unconditional love and rely on us for their wellbeing.

However, what happens to them when we can no longer provide care? Sadly, many pets end up in shelters or are put down following the owners passing or incapacitation.

We offer solutions to address this issue and help you plan for your pet’s future. We can assist you in creating a pet trust that ensures your beloved pet is provided for even after you are gone.

See their website to review all of their services and estate planning solutions.

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We are the largest end-of-life platform on the internet.

"Join millions of people turning to Cake each month for guidance on death, grief, and mortality. We provide thousands of articles and tools designed to help you learn about and prepare for end-of-life."

Note the following provided by Cake:

"Cake offers its users do-it-yourself online forms to complete their own wills and generalized educational content about wills. We are not attorneys and are not providing you with legal advice. Many users would be better served consulting an attorney than using a do-it-yourself online form. The fees for the advice of an attorney should not be compared to the fees of do-it-yourself online forms. We cannot give you customized advice on your situation or needs, which would require the service of an actual attorney. Any information you provide to Cake, and all communications between you and Cake, are not protected by an attorney-client privilege and are instead governed by our Privacy Policy. Usage of any form or other service on our website is subject to our Terms of Use."

For more information check the website.


"Why “Cake?”

"End-of-life planning is actually all about honoring life. We chose “Cake” in the spirit of celebrating life milestones, and to highlight that planning is a gift to yourself and to your loved ones.

Our Values

We help people create a plan for a meaningful ending so they can live their best life."

  • Empathy
  • Integrity
  • Positive Impact

Your Guide to Estate Planning - Protect and preserve the things that matter most.

"Although it may seem like an exercise reserved for people who are older, or extremely wealthy, estate planning is a critical component of everyone’s overall financial plan. Planning ahead allows you to make your wishes clear regarding who will inherit your assets and under what circumstances."

"In this guide, we’ll outline the basics of estate planning so you can come away with a more focused picture of what you want your plan to look like. If you have a complex estate, you should consider additional planning beyond what is discussed in this guide."

Use this website to review T. Rowe Price's Guide to Estate Planning.


Although this website is provided by T. Rowe Price it is a great comprehensive resource to start to learning more about what estate planning actually entails. A great way of educating yourself BEFORE consulting a professional.

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