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Planning for the Future: Expected and Unexpected - Page 5

LifeBank™—whose tag is Collect and Protect—can be used as a data key, totally off the cloud, or retained on one's computer or laptop. Either way, it contains a suite of forms providing a complete record from A to Z of all aspects of one's life. One significant and noteworthy feature of LifeBank is that one can scan into it—or via a cut and paste—all manner of documents including all of one's health-related records. Inter-activity with one's hospital or clinician is immediately enhanced! Leaving aside the value and security of being armed with all the information about oneself 24/7 in the event of an emergency, medical or otherwise, one's nearest and dearest—or an appointed trusted person like one's lawyer or accountant—can also be provided with a copy data key (for safe-keeping) or know where to access it should it become necessary. LifeBank is structured as a formatted document which reminds the user of the categories that need to be documented.

Conclusion
End of life planning is difficult enough although once undertaken most people can express their wishes and preferences to their loved ones and those who will be their substitute decision makers. Having the final medical preferences, documents such as the advance directives (living wills) and the estate planned information readily available will make the emotionally difficult task of implementing all the components of an estate plan will help make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.