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    Monday, 23 October, 2017

    Who has made the greatest impact on your life? Was it your grandma? Maybe your father? Or a partner, a best friend?

    Whoever it may be, have you told them or expressed your gratitude in words? While it may seem tough to find the right words to tell...

    Mark Busch

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    July 5, 2018

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers: How to Prepare to Care for a Loved One

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers is a three-part series. Check back for the next post in the series.

    Today, nearly 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers, providing assistance to an ill or aging loved one who may not be able...

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    June 21, 2018

    The Top 5 Questions About Embalming, Answered

    There are common questions surrounding the embalming process. Some of these include:

    • What is the purpose of embalming?
    • When is embalming required?
    • Why is embalming necessary? 

    To help you and your family understand what embalming is, and the...

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    May 31, 2018

    What to Do After a Death: 3 Steps to Take

    The thought of death is overwhelming. Perhaps that’s why we rarely ever talk about what happens when a loved one passes.

    Death may be a hard subject to talk about, but when it hits, you may not know what to do if it’s your first time planning...

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    May 17, 2018

    3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Green Burial for a Loved One

    Green burial is growing in popularity, as more people understand the environmental and societal benefits of natural decomposition.

    This non-evasive, eco-friendly practice is free of toxic chemicals and fluids that are commonly used with earth...

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    May 3, 2018

    Why Should I Plan My Funeral in Advance? Q&A With a Preplanning Funeral Director

    Just as we sit down to plan our finances, retirement or a vacation, preplanning your own funeral helps eliminate both financial and emotional burden put upon your surviving loved ones.

    A survey by the National Funeral Director’s Association (NFDA)...

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    April 26, 2018

    4 Questions to Consider When Selecting a Final Resting Place for Cremated Remains

    Selecting a final resting place for a loved one is a tough choice. You want them to be in a comforting location with potential significance to their life.

    While families that select burial typically choose to lay a loved one to rest in a cemetery,...

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    March 8, 2018

    Preplanning Your Funeral: 5 Questions to Ask a Funeral Director

    Preplanning your own funeral is a true act of love to your surviving family members. When an individual dies, families are faced with upwards of 125 decisions if final wishes aren’t documented. 

    Preplanning your own funeral gives your loved ones...

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    February 15, 2018

    Can Catholics Be Cremated? A Growing Acceptance in the Catholic Community

    The rate of cremation in the U.S. is on the rise. In fact, the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2017 Cremation and Burial Report found that more than half of all Americans opted for cremation in 2016.

    What’s more, the NFDA projects...

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    February 8, 2018

    7 Northeast Ohio Hospices That Offer End-of-Life Care and Comfort

    When preparing for the death of a loved one, you may need to make difficult decisions to ensure the best quality of life in their final days. However, with end-of-life decisions and care, it’s likely you feel overwhelmed and lost in the process....

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    January 11, 2018

    8 Northeast Ohio Grief Support Groups That Provide Bereavement Care and Comfort

    There’s no linear path or timeline set for grief. While each of us grieves in our own unique way, we can all benefit from expressing our emotions in a safe and comfortable environment together.

    To help individuals and families get the bereavement...

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