Relieving your loved ones of some very
burdensome future responsibilities.

About Planning Ahead

Taking the pressure off your loved ones.

 

Having conversations about estate planning, making a will or end of life issues can be difficult. But thinking and talking about these subjects in advance will help take the pressure off of your family, and give you the peace of mind knowing that you are relieving your loved ones of some very burdensome future responsibilities.

Do your loved ones and family physician know your wishes regarding medical care if you become seriously ill? The Five Wishes Booklet is an easy-to-use legal document that lets you plan in advance for how you want to be cared for in the event that you become seriously ill. It is an "advance directive" because when you complete Five Wishes you give direction to your physician and family, in advance, on how you want to be treated. Once it is filled out and properly signed it is valid under the laws of most states.

If you are a caregiver for your aging parent you may want to read How to Discuss Life Changes With an Aging Parent.

Funeral pre-planning (personal funeral planning) is a wise practice that's becoming increasingly accepted and appreciated. People are sometimes hesitant to pre-plan a funeral because they think they're not going to die anytime soon, or they may not like the idea of thinking about their own death and funeral. However, many people who get over their initial resistance to the idea actually find funeral planning to be a freeing experience. You're able to make sure things are done in the way you'd like them.

Additional Information may be obtained by contacting the following:

Heritage Funeral Home

57th St. & Minnesota Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 334-9640
1-888-616-0196

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George Boom Funeral Home

3408 E. 10th St.
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 336-1454
1-800-440-6861

AARP

5101 S Nevada Ave # 150
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
866-542-8172

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Shiine

South Dakota Program

605-333-3314

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Miller Funeral Home

507 S. Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD
(605) 336-2640
1-800-568-4262

Legacy Law Firm

7404 Bitterroot Pl.
Sioux Falls, SD

(605) 275-5665

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State of South Dakota

500 E Capitol Ave
Pierre, SD 57501

605-773-5990 

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