Jane Duncan Rogers, Before I Go Solutions Founder (with a coronavirus update)
How Prepared Are You?
"Every adult in the English-speaking world needs to read, and use, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating a Good End of Life Plan by Jane Duncan Rogers. It’s a practical, comprehensive, upbeat guide to just about everything that needs to be addressed before you die".
Gail Rubin www.agoodgoodbye.com
"Jane's work has finally got us going on something we had been saying for ages 'would be a good idea', and it is much more than about just the legal necessities. Just as important for us was to explore what each of us needs to know about continuing life without our partner. This has surprisingly brought a depth of intimacy between us - looking at the possibility of incapacity and death for either one of us has not been the dreadful subject one could imagine. Now the ball is rolling it feels good and positive". Hugh & Janet, Scotland
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Before I Go Solutions is a social enterprise (aka a not-for-profit)
This means we have a
of helping people, and this is at least, if not more important, than making profits (indeed, if any profits are made they have to be returned to the company or the community).
In order to fulfill our associated social aim of helping the growing numbers of carers and caregivers for free, we offer various paid services.
It is our responsibility to operate a healthy business, and it is these services that help to generate the funds required to serve those in society that do not have the time or financial resources to create their own end of life plans.
Free help for carers and the cared for!
Because I have been a carer (for my husband when he had ME, and also during his last year of stomach cancer), here at Before I Go Solutions we also offer carers and the cared-for the opportunity to get their end-of-life plans done.
For more information, please visit this page.
This link takes you to a useful conversation set up by Compassion in Dying (UK), with several presenters, including a breast surgeon (who also has breast cancer); an intensive care anaesthetist; and a palliative care doctor. Worth watching for all kinds of insights from behind the scenes. It’s 90 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=bazManx0aAU&app=desktopRead More
After my husband died in 2011 from cancer, I was overcome with the horror that I, too, could suddenly get ill and die. The thought of that happening when I was not enjoying myself in life was unbearable, and so I began to filter everything I was doing through the lens called ‘Are you enjoying…Read More
During Dying Matters week, I was delighted to be asked to post about just how you really DO plan – so read some pointers here in this post to get you going on your plan for the end of life. Even more essential now in these days of the pandemic. https://ehospice.com/uk_posts/how-to-plan-for-the-end-of-life/ (This photo is of…Read More
In my book, Before I Go: The Essential Guide to Creating A Good End of Life Plan, I introduced the idea of the separation of the disposal of the body from the ritual involved in what has traditionally been called a funeral, and which is what we are familiar with. There is no doubt, funerals,…Read More
How Prepared Are You? free quiz
When we get to a certain age it is only reasonable to make a will. But the sad fact is only about half of the UK population have one. Given you are here you are here on this site, is a great start to being more prepared than most!
There are 8 Essentials for a good end of life plan, in the Before I Go way of doing things, so take my quick (literally 30 seconds) quiz and you can find out just where you are in terms of your own readiness.
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