Dorothy House’s Peace of Mind Planner

  • 9 August, 2023
  • News

At Dorothy House, we encourage and support our patients and our health and social care colleagues in the community to consider their end of life wishes, and ensure their affairs are in order should they fall ill or die.

Our lives are scattered with paperwork and digital records, making them difficult for others to access. In addition, most of these are not kept in the same place, never mind being in some sort of order that makes them easily available to others when they need them.

The Peace of Mind Planner

At Dorothy House, we see first hand what impact stress and anxiety can have at the end of someone’s life. This is true for patients and their families. Having honest and open conversations about the basics of life admin right through to discussing important wishes after death can enable loved ones to prepare for the inevitable, and reduce the load after someone dies.

Dorothy House’s Peace of Mind Planner is deliberately designed to help record and easily access important life information. It offers the ability to write down things like the spiritual or cultural beliefs someone holds, where their will is kept, who will look after any children and/or pets, who their gas supplier is, any wishes for their funeral etc. It also includes a section that lists where all important documents are stored and what any final wishes would be.

Peace of Mind Planner

Once the booklet is completed, it is important to ensure that it is stored in a safe but accessible place and that someone trusted knows where it is. It is also a good idea to look at it once in a while, as we all know that situations and information change over time. Updating it as life progresses is highly recommended.

How to access the Planner

If you would like a Planner you can download it here. If you are unable to download the booklet or do not have access to a printer, please feel free to contact us on 01225 721480 or email, we will be able to send you a physical copy by post.

Find out more about how you can plan ahead here. If you don’t yet have a Will, find out how you can create a free, online Will here.