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My Loved One Prearranged a Funeral. Now What?

Planning a funeral is one of the most stressful experiences families face. It also happens to be one of the most expensive purchases, too.

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5 Unique End-of-Life Options to Celebrate Your Loved One

While it’s likely you’ve heard of burial or cremation as a final wish, there are several other end-of-life options to choose from that aren’t as...

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7 Items and Products You’ll Need for a Burial

Your loved one has chosen burial as their final disposition method.

Now what?

From choosing a casket to finding a location, your to-do list may seem...

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How to Cope with the Loss of a Spouse or Partner

The relationship we have with a spouse or partner is unlike any other. That person is who we oftentimes raise a family with, who we spend our...

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What to Expect at a Graveside Burial


In your lifetime, you’ll likely experience a variety of end-of-life celebrations, each of them important for finding peace and closure.


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10 Ways to Stay Positive in the New Year While Grieving

Grieving is hard enough to live through each day as it comes—but when a whole new year is put in front of us, it can become even more overwhelming....

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Humble Heroes of Northeast Ohio: Busch’s 2021 Caregiver Award Winners

Our Busch Caregiver Award program was created in 2016 to recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of caregivers in the Northeast Ohio community.

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18 Ways to Cope With Holiday Grief

Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult, and it can be magnified tenfold during the holidays.

As the holiday season approaches, you might...

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9 Holiday Grief Support Resources

Grief is a 365-day a year experience. But it certainly intensifies during the holidays. The pain and sorrow of losing a loved one can deepen and the...

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Top 9 Retirement Tips for Seniors

Retirement is a significant milestone in a person’s life. It marks the end of decades of hard work and the start of a relaxing, leisurely future.


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Perspectives on Grief: Meghan Burmeister


This post is part of our Perspectives on Grief series, where we ask our caring staff members to share their personal experiences with grief. For...

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9 Thoughtful Thanksgiving Conversation Starters

How often do you connect with your family members?

While it can be challenging to keep up with everyone’s lives, Thanksgiving gives us the...

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