Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune encouraging people to face the details of preparing for an unforeseen illness, accident and eventual death. She writes:
The details surrounding death are not familiar to most people outside the health profession. We don’t have classes to prepare us for the many issues that arise. So, we are ill prepared for the decisions and paperwork that need attending.
We are bombarded with warnings about the highly contagious coronavirus and potential risks to our health. The response to this very threatening message is often denial rather than development of an action plan. This is normal, but not helpful.