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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...

    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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    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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    February 14, 2019

    Answers to 5 Common Questions About Funeral Preplanning

    Preplanning your own funeral can provide peace of mind to you and your family. It lessens the burden on loved one’s by having a plan in place, while allowing you to put your preferences in writing. It also gives you time to think about how you want...

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    October 25, 2018

    3 Tips for Talking to Aging Parents About Preplanning Final Arrangements

    If you’ve ever experienced firsthand planning final arrangements, you know the stress it can cause. Between planning and paying for services, there are upwards of 125 decisions to be made following a death. This leaves little to no time for the...

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    September 6, 2018

    How to Carry Out Prearranged Funeral Plans for the Deceased

    When a loved one passes, there are upwards of 125 decisions to make in a small timeframe.

    Fortunately, some individuals choose to preplan and/or prepay funeral plans in advance to save their family from sudden financial burdens and stressful...

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    August 23, 2018

    How to Fill Out Advance Directives for an Aging Loved One

    Did you know close to 40 million Americans serve as family caregivers today? Oftentimes, these individuals assume informal roles, assisting with daily activities on top of personal responsibilities.

    If you’re one of the many Americans providing...

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    July 19, 2018

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers: How to Have Conversations About End-Of-Life Planning

    Busch’s Guide for First-Time Family Caregivers is a three-part series. This is the third post of the series. Read the second post here.

    “More than 90 percent of people think that it’s important to have conversations about end-of-life care with...

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    June 7, 2018

    Senior Living in Cleveland: 9 Facilities Offering Various Levels of Independence and Care

    Having a conversation with an aging loved one about senior living can be a tricky task, especially if he or she isn’t open to the idea of moving.

    Before initiating such conversations, get a sense of your loved one’s needs. Consider these questions:

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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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    August 31, 2017

    Live Life to the Fullest: How to Accomplish a Bucket List

    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” –Oscar Wilde

    Have you ever sat down to write a bucket list—a list of all the accomplishments and experiences you hope to achieve before you die? What did you write? Swim with...

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