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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This means we have a social mission
to help carers and caregivers for free, meaning that any profits made are returned to the company or the community.
In order to do this, the business arm offers various paid services.
It is these services that generate the funds required to serve you if you don't have the time or financial resources to create their own end of life plans, due to your carer responsibilities.
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), I know what it's like to be a caregiver. If you're in this position, and want to get your end-of-life plan done, and help the one you're caring for to get theirs done, then please visit this page.
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.Read More
We’ve become so far removed from death that when the effect of the pandemic began to hit hard, we were stunned and shocked. How dare this happen, to us, who are so used to being in charge of life?Read More
During Dying Matters week, I was delighted to be asked to post about just how you really DO plan – here are some pointers to get you going on your plan for the end of life. Even more essential now in these days of the pandemic.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 you 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, and it's similar in the USA. However, there is lots more to a good end of life than just having a will.
In fact, there are 8 essentials needed for a really good end of life plan - find out if you have them in place by taking this short quiz. And just in case you haven't got them all sorted, you'll also receive a free 6-page PDF outlining the 8 Essentials of a Good End-of-Life Plan - and access to our regular newsletter for events, videos, articles, information - and special offers!