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Celebrating a Life: Blog

    Thursday, 27 June, 2019

    If you’re providing comfort and care for an aging or ailing loved one, it’s likely you stepped into a caregiver without any formal training. Yet, you saw the need and willingly came forward to fulfill it.

    While you may not have envisioned yourself...

    April 16, 2020

    The Purpose of Funerals: Should You Plan Services for a Loved One During the Coronavirus Crisis?

    Funerals are a valuable part of the grieving process, where close family members and friends can gather to celebrate the life lived, rather than the life lost. Beyond that, it’s a time for mourners to truly and fully acknowledge the reality of the...

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    February 6, 2020

    What You Need to Know About Green Burial in Ohio

    Within the last few years, more than 50% of Americans have expressed interest in green burial. In response to these changing trends, funeral homes have begun exploring eco-friendly ways to meet the service needs of these families.

    While burial...

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    January 23, 2020

    How to Fill Out a Death Certificate in Ohio

    Following the loss of a loved one, you may experience periods of intense emotions. While it’s normal to grieve, there are several time-sensitive tasks you must complete during this time—one of which includes filing the appropriate paperwork like a...

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    October 31, 2019

    How to Stay Organized When Planning a Funeral

    Did you know only 21% of people have talked to a loved one about their final wishes? With such a low percentage, it’s no surprise that planning a funeral is one of life’s most stressful events—especially since there are upwards of 125 decisions to...

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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 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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    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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    June 20, 2019

    What to Expect Before, During and After a Funeral

    Whether it’s your first time making arrangements for a loved one who has passed or your first time attending services for a family member or friend, it’s helpful to have an understanding of what takes place before, during and after a funeral or...

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    May 9, 2019

    How Long Do I Have to Make Funeral Arrangements?

    Following the loss of a loved one, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made. One of those decisions involves arranging services. 

    It’s common for families to question how long they have before services need to be held. The answer to this is...

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    April 25, 2019

    How Funeral Preplanning Can Provide Comfort When a Death is Near

    Whether your loved one was just placed into hospice care or is suffering from a terminal illness, nothing is more heart-wrenching than learning a death is near. In those final days, it’s important to enjoy your last few moments with your loved one...

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