A Good Goodbye recognizes these web resources for further education, information, and opinions.
Compassion and Choices: Your life. Your death. Your choice.
Compassion and Choices provides an End-of-Life Information Center. It’s a one-stop shop for advance healthcare planning and end-of-life information and forms. Download the comprehensive Good-to-Go Guide, state-specific advance directives and dementia forms, and read frequently-asked questions about states where death with dignity is authorized. And check out their Truth in Treatment™ website for ways to avoid needless medical procedures and gain control over healthcare decision making.
Parting.com: Free Online Comparisons of Funeral Home Price Lists
Parting empowers people with the information to find and choose the funeral service providers that could best serve their needs. With Parting, the process of finding and comparing funeral homes is reduced from days to minutes.
Funeralwise.com: Everything you need to know about funerals
Funeralwise.com has a Find a Funeral Home/Cemetery feature on its website. You can fill out their free Quick Plan arrangements form to get a cost estimate ranging from low to high based on funeral preferences.
I’m Sorry To Hear: Funeral Planning Tools and Advice From Our Family to Yours
You can find comprehensive listings and funeral home reviews in 25 states on I’mSorrytoHear.com. For a price, you can get comparison reports on up to five local funeral homes from I’mSorrytoHear.com for $24.99. In addition, you can get a funeral concierge, a live person/funeral planning expert, on the phone to walk you through the funeral planning and budgeting process for $34.99.
EverestFuneral.com, a nationwide funeral planning concierge service, has up-to-date price lists for more than 22,000 funeral homes in the U.S. and Canada in their database. For $29, you can get a PriceFinder report, comparing prices for up to eight local funeral homes. Clients of Everest can get as many reports as they want at no extra charge.
Funeral Consumers Alliance: A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral. The goal of Funeral Consumers Alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or their loved ones.
FuneralRadio.com: The voice of funeral professionals! Podcast Internet radio programs cover new trends in funeral service and provide insights into the business. Gail Rubin hosts A Good Goodbye Radio on this site.
Need help downsizing and organizing your stuff? Find an organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers: www.NAPO.net. If you live in New Mexico, here’s a list of local providers.
EClosure.com can help you avoid after-death ID theft by shutting down the email and social media accounts of the deceased, even if you don’t have any passwords. More information here.
Get a cremation quote from The Neptune Society, a trusted nationwide service since 1973. Learn about cremation costs, cremation services, and the cremation process. More information here.
Lastly, Certified Thanatologist Gail Rubin is available as a consultant to help you navigate the world of pre-need funeral planning.
There’s a saying: “You can’t pay someone to do your push-ups for you.” But you can hire a personal trainer to make sure you do your push-ups! If you’ve been putting off making your arrangements, Gail is your personal trainer for funeral planning. Call her today to get your plans in place: 505.265.7215.