Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 24 January, 2019

    In the days, weeks and months following a loss, it’s important to remember the grieving process has no set timeline. Grieving is not a linear experience or the same from person to person— some days you may feel positive, while others may feel...

    Mark Busch

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    December 12, 2019

    Are There Really 5 Stages of Grief?

    People often talk about the five “stages” of grief—denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance—as if they’re the only explanation for what people experience after a loss. There are hundreds of resources online and offline that back this...

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    November 14, 2019

    Does Life Insurance Cover Funeral Costs?

    When a loved one passes away, there are many sudden financial responsibilities left to handle on their behalf, including paying for the funeral if no arrangements were made in advance. 

    While nearly 60% of Americans have life insurance, the...

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    October 24, 2019

    9 Funeral Personalization Ideas Every Family Should Consider

    Funerals are seen as a valuable part of the grieving process. They give surviving family members and friends a chance to celebrate the life lived rather than the life lost.

    As individuals or families find themselves in a position to plan services,...

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    October 17, 2019

    Everything You Need to Know About Packaging, Labeling and Shipping Cremated Remains

    By 2025, it’s estimated that nearly 65% of all families will choose cremation over burial. As cremation rates increase, there’s a growing demand for easier transportation of cremated remains from point a to point b.

    In some cases, families wish to...

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    October 3, 2019

    4 Non-Traditional Final Resting Places You May Not Have Heard Of

    Many Americans are taking control of the way end of life is recognized. This is evident in the recent HBO documentary, Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, which explores how surviving family members are choosing to commemorate the...

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    September 19, 2019

    Digital Asset Organization: The Importance of Protecting Your Online Accounts and Profiles Before You Pass

    Digital assets are everywhere—from the photos stored on your phone to the movies streamed on your television. But, what is a digital asset, and why is it a crucial step in the preplanning process?

    To put it simply, a digital asset is content that’s...

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    September 12, 2019

    4 Steps to Alleviate the Stress of Moving an Elderly Parent Out of Their Home

    There comes a time when an aging loved one is no longer able to care for themselves. In this case, it’s common for family members to move their loved one out of their own home and into an alternate living situation, like a senior care facility.


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    August 29, 2019

    7 Entertainment Spots for Cleveland Seniors and Their Families to Enjoy Year-Round

    Studies show a positive correlation between social interaction and overall positive health among older adults.

    If you live in or around the Cleveland area, you know how much the city has to offer in terms of social events. From theaters to gardens...

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    August 15, 2019

    Understanding Hospice: Top Questions, Answered by Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care

    When a loved one is diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, many of us want to provide them with the highest quality of comfort in the final days, weeks and months. That’s where hospice care comes in.

    Hospice care is designed to focus on the quality...

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    August 1, 2019

    5 Ways to Comfort the Bereaved

    When a friend or family member is grieving the loss of a loved one, it’s normal to feel helpless. We all want to say and do the right thing, but not everyone knows how.

    Keep in mind each person experiences grief differently. What comforts you may...

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