As your parents get older, it's important for them to have a plan in place for end of life planning or in case anything should ever happen to them. If your parents don't have a will or other estate planning basics in place, it’s crucial to begin broaching the subject. The conversation is quite difficult as it is, so you'll want to proceed with empathy and patience. Many parents might even claim you're too worrisome or think they're incompetent, but this isn't the case. By having their affairs in order when they pass, your parents can ensure their wishes are met and provide direction for loved ones.