As a person’s life draws to an end, having visitors can be a great source of comfort, even if they only stay for a very brief period. Some people might be put off visiting, as they assume it will be too much of a disturbance. It’s important that you make it known your potential visitors that you welcome them even if you are not able to hold a great conversation. In time they might regret not visiting you while you are still alive.
If you have been a regular church goer, then you priest of vicar may visit you as a matter of course, but if the congregation is large then a request may need to be sent out. If you are not attached to any religious groups you are still able to request clerical visits. Your local authorities will be able to help more with this.
It is quite common for people on their deathbeds to request some form of spiritual comfort, and clergymen will be able to offer their help. Depending on your religious persuasion, they can pray with you, administer holy communion or last rites.
Who’s in charge when I die
Your next of kin and your executor(s) are in charge when you die. If you have no will or no close relatives there can sometimes be complications.
Should I make a will
By making a Will you will ensure that your assets, no matter how small, are distributed in line with your wishes.
Making a Will
A will sets out how your estate (your assets) should be distributed, and names an executor(s) to take care of this task. A will is only valid if your signature has been witnessed by 2 adults who are not beneficiaries of the will in anyway.