WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Days after Prince's death, a mystery now hangs over his estate. His sister says it appears Prince did not have a will.
Though few have the kind of wealth and intellectual property that Prince amassed in his lifetime, his death raises an important issue that most neglect: end of life planning.
Kimberly Paul from Lower Cape Fear Hospice joined us on WECT News First at Four to talk about advance care planning.
Paul explains advance care planning is a process that enables you to plan your future healthcare. It provides direction to healthcare professionals when you are not able to make and/or communicate your own healthcare choices.
She said these decisions are important to ensure your healthcare wishes at end-of-life are honored.
For example, nearly 80% of people say they would prefer to die at home. However, almost 75 percent of people don't die at home.
She recommends that you start the conversation and start working on the documentation, including a living will and healthcare power of attorney.
Learn more at www.begintheconversaton.org.