Ready to kick the bucket? North Carolina is apparently one of the worst states for dying. Here’s the truth: there are no good places to die. According to Policy Genius, some states are much worse places to die than others due to a variety of factors.
“But where you live can have major implications on your quality of life when you’re near death, as well as your family’s financial well-being after you pass away,” Elissa Suh said in her piece at PolicyGenius.com. “Being able to easily settle an estate, for example, can benefit everyone during a difficult time.”
The outlet looked at a number of things in ranking the “best” places to die, including:
- Funeral costs
- Funeral services (number of options, etc.)
- Green burial options
- Palliative care (including hospice) options
- Medicare providers
- Deaths at home
- Probate shortcuts (how easy is it to settle your estate after you die)
All in all, North Carolina ranked in the bottom 10 out of 50 states (and D.C.), making it one of the worst states to live in. Funeral home density, green burial options, and Medicare coverage seem to be the biggest negatives for Tar Heels. Right above North Carolina, our BBFs are in South Carolina. I guess dying in the Carolinas is a no-go. New Jersey also made it into the worst states to die in which puts me at a two-for-two in states I’ve lived in. Guess I need to pick better places to die.