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What Documents Do I Need to Arrange a Funeral?

Losing a loved one is already a stressful time, and it’s up to the surviving family members to make final arrangements—on top of dealing with grief.  

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How to Plan Ahead When a Loved One Receives a Terminal Diagnosis

Finding out a loved one is entering the final stages of life is undoubtedly overwhelming. Close family members are often left making funeral...

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Perspectives on Grief: Cathy Nichols

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 more...

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5 Signs a Family Caregiver Needs Support

Serving as the family caregiver can put strains on even the strongest individuals. This can lead to caregiver burnout.

Caregiver burnout is a state...

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Meet Our Avon and Avon Lake Funeral Home Manager

Compassion and innovation are embedded in the roots of Busch Funeral and Crematory Services—and it all starts with our caring Busch staff.

In our...

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6 Caring Conversation Starters for a Funeral or Memorial Service

If you have ever experienced a loss, you understand that there are very few words anyone can say to make the pain feel any less.  

The intense...

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Your Questions About Funeral Preplanning, Answered [Podcast]

Planning final arrangements requires making up to 125 decisions. When we lose a loved one, our judgment is often clouded as we go through the motions...

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4 Tools to Communicate with a Senior Loved One

There is a growing problem of social isolation and loneliness in older generations. So it’s incredibly important for elderly adults to stay in touch...

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My Loved One Passed Away. Who Do I Call?

Losing someone you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming causing you to experience a wide array of...

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12+ Questions About Funeral Etiquette, Answered

Attending a funeral or memorial service is likely inevitable at some point in everyone’s life. While it is important to take the time to celebrate...

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What Is an Appointment of Representation Form?

When someone passes, the immediate family is left with balancing both their own grief and preparing funeral arrangements. From informing friends and...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cremation Provider

Choosing cremation as a final disposition method is a big decision—and not one every family knows a lot about. Before committing to a cremation ...

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