Talking About Death and Dying
September 4, 2021
Talking about death and dying is not easy. While having conversations about the end of life can be uncomfortable, they are an important step in ensuring that we all receive the care we deserve. With the right tools, you can have a meaningful conversation that will prepare you emotionally for your death and for others’ and ensure that proper support is in place.
Reflect on Your End-of-Life Care Wishes
Before you initiate a conversation with your loved ones, it may be helpful to take so...
An Introduction to Home Care Services
August 5, 2021
Many older Americans are choosing to stay at home and age in place, rather than move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home. Many are also choosing to die at home, rather than in hospitals. Thankfully, there are numerous home care services available to assist the elderly as they age in place, and through their end of life journey.
Companion Care and Personal Care
Memorializing Social Media Accounts
July 5, 2021
When a loved one dies, the seemingly endless amount of tasks to accomplish can be overwhelming. Planning the funeral, and addressing legal and financial issues can take weeks. And in today’s digital world, managing the deceased’s social media accounts is yet another task that should be taken care of. While this responsibility might not seem so urgent, it is a critical step toward creating your loved one’s digital legacy and ensuring their privacy. Whether you choose to memorialize the accounts, delete them completely, or take no action at all, a few simple steps will help you cross this ...
Grieving a Loved One on Special Occasions
May 5, 2021
Special occasions, such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or birthdays, are typically a time of celebration. But when you are grieving a loved one, those holidays can be bittersweet. While they can bring up cherished memories, they can also evoke sadness, loneliness, and despair. On these days, perhaps you’d like to participate in an activity to remember your loved one, or maybe you’d prefer to take a day to tune out from the world. Whatever you choose, know that there is no one “right” way to grieve. Whether you feel like laying low or celebrating big,...