Many of us have attended a funeral service for a family member, friend or co-worker, however, odds are most of us have not had to make funeral arrangements. Today with people living longer, the average age of a person making funeral arrangements is over 50. One would think that the person making funeral decisions is the surviving spouse, but it’s … [Read more...] about Cremation: Seven Steps You Need to Know
Death and Dying
Aging...It's No Secret! It’s no secret that we all have a 100-percent probability of aging, regardless of how much we try to fight it. We can diet, exercise, or even have plastic surgery—but in the end, the results are the same. We will age, and our parents will age. Aging often goes together with mental and physical deterioration, which may limit … [Read more...] about Aging: Know When to Discuss Healthcare vs. The Talk
Having “The Talk” How do you have “the talk” with your parents about wills, finances, medical care choices, and funerals? Elderly parents may be reluctant to face end-of-life issues. This may be due to one of three reasons: procrastination; lack of experience or information; or denial. In all candor, it may be a combination of all three … [Read more...] about How To Have “The Talk” With Aging Parents
Ever wonder what happens to a pet after their owner dies? Learn how to create a pet trust or care plan through mypetwill.com, it could save your pet's life! There's a widespread problem escalating across the country. It's a heartbreaking and unintentional scenario that is occurring daily in every state, city, even in rural area. This widespread … [Read more...] about How to Care for Your Pet After You Die
Recently a young mother of five became a widow. Her husband and the father of her children was coming home at dusk on a Friday evening. They lived in the country and their home is nestled in-between dirt roads. He's usually home by 6:45 p.m. and the ritual of their Friday night pizza was already in the works. There was nothing unusual about this … [Read more...] about What to Expect When an Autopsy is Required
The below is a true story. The names have been changed but the story-line has not been altered. It’s my fear that this situation happens all too often. If that’s the case, my heart goes out to families who are treated like a number and a commodity. It only takes a minute to show kindness, empathy and respect. It was a typical New Year’s Eve. Grace … [Read more...] about Nurse Should Know, a Little Empathy Goes a Long Way!