April 16, 2016 is sooner than you imagine...
Here is an article that might help you to understand and make the best of it:
The article is written by Monica Williams-Murphy, MD, expert in this special area of healthcare. Dr. Murphy is an emergency physician and medical director for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Education at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. She and her husband are the authors of the book, It's OK to Die.* Her companion website, http://www.oktodie.com, is also overflowing with valuable information and suggestions. Dr. Murphy's article (link above) is clear, insightful, carefully organized, and offered in usable detail. It includes links to a Personal Self-Assessment Scale form and a free Advance Directive form.
Take a look.
A plan is better than no plan at all. It could save lots of unnecessary grief, before and after the DYING.
Our decisions DO matter! And they matter where it counts most, with the Self and those we deeply love.
"Remember, such decisions can never be made too early, but they can always be made too late."
~~ Dr. Murphy
*Please see my Mosaic page for a Comment on this book.