GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER

Avoid the risk of becoming a burden

Life Happens

Are you prepared?

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Medical Emergency

Pre-pandemic there were 139 million visits to the emergency room annually with 2 million admitted to critical care. Over 50% of non-elderly Americans have pre-existing conditions.

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Life

Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia. Every year, there are nearly 10 million new cases. 5-8% of those 60 and over will have dementia at a given time. There are also over 60,000 new Parkinson's disease diagnoses each year.

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Death

The pandemic toll may reach a half million in the US before it is under control. Prior to the pandemic over 170 thousand unintentional injury deaths occurred annually. For 2020 that total is expected to exceed 3 million.

What do you need to organize?

If you're incapacitated or die are your affairs in order?

Medical

If an emergency happens and you can't communicate, medical professionals need to know what drugs you take and your medical history to treat you effectively.

Legal

Contracts are for when things go wrong, until then we put them away and forget about them. When the time comes will people be able to find yours?

Financial

Most people have financial assets scattered across multiple institutions and multiple accounts. If something happens to you will anyone know where to look?

Insurance

What good is disability, life, or funeral insurance if no one knows it exists and you can tell anyone about it? Make sure someone knows when it's important.

Documents

What happens to all that stuff you've got in the cloud when you die? The majority of cloud providers simply delete them. Are there things you'd like to pass on?

Memories

We collect stories and memorabilia along the way, should they pass along with you or be passed on? Share those memories and let them survive you.

People

Who's important to you? Who are your friends, financial advisors, insurance agents, co-workers, and others you've met along the way? Does anyone else know?

Plans

What do you want people to know when you're incapacitated, or worse yet dead? Do you have a living will? Do you want to be cremated? Funeral, memorial ...

Stuff

Where are the keys to the safe? Better yet, where's the safe? What happens to the cat? Does anyone know to turn off the utilities? There's so much to pass on ...

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Frequently asked questions

Getting your affairs in order involves thinking through all of the essential things in your life and who needs them when you’re gone. Getting affairs in order usually starts with a Will and Estate Plan but typically doesn’t end there.

Insurance policies and legal documents require identifying beneficiaries, but what happens when those left behind don’t even know they exist? It’s important to have a plan to inform family and friends of the information they’ll need, and how to access it when you’re gone.

It is best to think beyond legal, financial, and insurance and consider other essential items like memorabilia, stories, and other things you might want to leave friends and family.

Getting your affairs in order also involves having plans for pets, shutting off utilities, and taking care of the other stuff that needs to get done. This includes your funeral and burial plan. Do you want to be cremated? Do you want a funeral? Who should be invited to your funeral or wake? What music do you want?

Don’t put the burden of this on friends and family who will be grieving your loss.

Most people wait to get their affairs in order until they are close to death. Doctors tell patients to get their affairs in order when they have a terminal illness.

In reality, we could die at any time with no notice. It doesn’t make sense to wait.

The best time to get your affairs to order is now.

Getting your affairs in order is done through organizing all the important information and items others will need or want when you die.The second thing you should think about is what you would want others to have when you’re no longer here. 

Start by identifying and organizing financial, legal and insurance information.  You need to identify what exists, who should get it, and how to access it.  The same should be done with all high value items.

It is important to keep in mind that value is not always monetary.  Most people find they have memorabilia and/or stories they wish to pass on to those close to them. 

After extensive research the oldest reference appears to come from the Bible, book of Isaiah 38, stating “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

The phrase “put your house in order” then evolved to “get your affairs in order” as time passed.

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