Have you ever considered what your end of life choices would be?
Do your family know where you wish to die if you have a choice?
Have your discussed your wishes for your funeral?
Are your finances and your will in order?
We plan for birth in great detail. Therefore, why do we not feel we need to plan for death?
Macmillan Cancer Support have created an informative booklet to give guidance on your end of life choices. You can download the booklet as a PDF by clicking on the link above. However, remember you do not need to have been diagnosed with a terminal illness before you prepare your end of life choices.
Here are some simple things to help you think about preparing for your own death:
Where would you prefer to die? For example – in hospital, at home, or in a hospice?
Ensure you tell you family where your Will is stored, and how to access your financial records.
Would you prefer to be buried or cremated? Also, do you have a preference on where?
How would you like to reflect your personality at your funeral (if you would like one)?
End of Life Doulas & Soul Midwifery
End of Life Doula and Soul Midwives can support you and your family at the end of your life. Please contact us on 01782 756518 if you would like more information about their work. We are happy to put you in touch with local Soul Midwives in Stoke-on-Trent and our surrounding areas.
UHNM Palliative Care
Locally, the UHNM (Royal Stoke) Specialist Palliative Care team aims to improve the quality of life for patients with life limiting illness. They see patients at any point during their illness, not just at the end of their life. They are able to support patients who are still receiving active treatment, and early referrals are encouraged.
Referrals may be made by healthcare professionals working at UHNM (e.g. Dr’s, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals) or other organisations (e.g. hospice). Direct referrals from patients and carers are also welcomed – please call 01782 674029 for more information. The leaflet below also gives some more information.
Bequeathing Your Body to Medical Science
We can also provide information about bequeathing your body to medical science. You must plan this decision in advance of your death. Please contact us for further information.
We are a forward thinking and creative Funeral Directors with a family-run independent Funeral Home based in Stoke-on-Trent. Furthermore, Forrest & Family combine traditional core values with a modern holistic approach.
Please call us on 01782 756518 for further information on how we can support you.