What if you died today?
• Would your affairs be in order?
• Would your last will and testament be up to date?
• Would your family be taken care of financially?
• Would they know your wishes for a funeral, burial, or cremation?
• How about the distribution of your assets and possessions?
• Would your survivors know who to call and what to do after you passed on?
Life comes with an expiration date. We don’t know when that date is, but sooner or later all of us are going to pass away.
Often death comes without warning or time to prepare.
Everyone who died today had plans for tomorrow; plans that might have included writing or updating a will, pre-arranging funeral and burial services, or providing for the financial well-being of survivors. When we die, these plans will never be completed.
Rest in Peace is a self-help, pre-death planning manual developed specifically to help individuals plan and prepare for the end of life, whether it is their own or someone else whose end-of-life affairs they may need to attend to.
Using the same contingency planning concepts and principles that apply to organizational resilience and disaster recovery.
Rest in Peace contains essential information not only for those who want (or need) to put their affairs in order before they die, but also for those who will need to know who to call and what to do in order to effectively deal with the consequences of a death.
Rest in Peace is a valuable repository of information about death care services and the things that should be done before and after someone passes on.
One of the most important items this self-help planning manual contains is a sample of a comprehensive worksheet for collecting vital personal information that will be extremely valuable to survivors. But more than that, Rest in Peace contains sample templates of documents that can serve as valuable tools to help put ones affairs in order before it’s too late.
Templates & Documents
All of the templates in Rest in Peace are contained here on our website where they can be downloaded, completed, and printed, as required. These easy to understand and complete templates include:
- A Will
- Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directive
- Out-of-Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Order
The guidance and directions that Rest in Peace contains can help guarantee that survivors of the deceased will be aware of his or her wishes and will know what to do when death occurs.
By putting our personal affairs in order and providing our survivors with essential information, including our wishes concerning the disposition of our possessions and our desires regarding the handling of our remains, we can greatly lessen the burden on those we leave behind.