Making End-of-Life Plans 

Paradigm Health caregiving liaisons and staff know that no one likes talking about death, especially our own or the death of a close loved one. But just like making daily, yearly, monthly and lifelong living plans are necessary – planning our deaths and translating our wishes to our family and caregivers is just as important.  

  • But before we can tell loved ones our wishes, some questions may have to be answered first. 
  • What does living mean to me? 
  • If diagnosed as terminal, what are the most important things to keep in my life? 
  • What am I willing to give up in order to keep what is most important to me? 

Read one family’s story as a caregiver shares how different end-of-life could have been for her grandmother if they had a plan beyond “don’t hook me up to a machine.”