My only personal experience was with my father. He was 79, avid ( to put it mildly ) golfer, booked for vacation in France, and a Navy reunion in Red Deer, Alberta.
Then suddenly got sick and passed away within two months. I had never seen him sick before that.
I didn't speak to him about it, but I was a little bit concerned he might drive into a wild area of High Park and blow his brains out. Certainly would not have been the first. Even our Chief of Police did it there in the front seat of his cruiser.
I did mention my concern to my ex, and she spoke to him. She's a nurse, and if it hadn't been for her... I don't know how my sister ( who was serving in Alberta ) mother and I would have managed. She took care of everything. Mom was really stressed out. I was too.
I went on EI for the only time in my life. Compassionate Care benefit.
So, after seeing my father handle it like a man, I think I could too.
But, it's good the option is there.