Financial Decisions and End-of-Life Care
June 4, 2018
Sadly, there will come a time where you are faced with making difficult decisions about end of life care for yourself or a family member. Whether it is sudden and unexpected or a slow winding road, the period is often fraught with many decisions regarding the needs and comfort of your loved one and unfortunately, very real costs. Medical costs over the last year of life can average approximately $59,100, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The costs that come attached to life-extending medical care, necessary adjustments to the home or making the important decision on palliative...
Planning Your Own Funeral Service
May 8th, 2018
Funerals serve as a time for family and friends to gather together to celebrate the life of a loved one who has died. Not only do they offer the opportunity to remember the deceased, but they also can offer comfort and support at an emotional time. While planning your own funeral service may seem uncomfortable, there are several great reasons to do so. These steps will help you create a genuine event to honor the end of life.
Reasons for Planning Your Own Service
Arranging your own funeral requires that you come to ter...
Keeping Your Chin Up as a Caregiver
April 18, 2018
Providing end of life care is never easy. The stress can take its toll on family members and other informal caregivers over time, both physically and mentally. A study has found that 23% of family caregivers experience symptoms of moderate to severe depression at some point while looking after a loved one. If you provide end of life care at home, it's important to re...
March 26, 2018
Grief is a normal response to the death of someone important to you. It can be both powerful and painful--physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. But when we understand this natural process, take care of ourselves, and seek support, grief can lead to healing and personal growth.
EVERYONE GRIEVES DIFFERENTLY
A variety of factors, including your personality, your support system, and your natural coping mechanisms will determine how loss will affect you. Some people feel better after a few weeks or months, and for ot...