Funeral plans – even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, less than 30% of adults do end-of-life planning, such as wills, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves more than 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not IF but WHEN there’s a death in the family.
There’s a saying that you can’t pay someone to do your push-ups for you. However, you can hire a personal trainer to make sure you do your push-ups. It’s the same with funeral planning. Many people say they will get around to it sometime, and funeral planning invariably falls to the bottom of the to-do list – to the family’s detriment.
Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, is your personal trainer for funeral planning. She acts as your informed advocate in an area so many fear to tread – a funeral home arrangement room.
She can help families be prepared before there’s a death in the family, and make the process a pleasant experience. Whether it’s prearranging a cremation or accompanying you to shop around at several funeral homes, Gail supports her clients to the fullest.
Download a free planning form to help pull all of your needed information together! Enter your name, email and zip code in the form on the right side column on this website. Call Gail at 505.265.7215 to confidentially discuss your situation.
Gail can also help families sort through what must be done at-need or after the funeral. While she is not an attorney, she knows the right people to call for expert legal and financial advice. She’s also a Certified Thanatologist (CT), with in-depth knowledge of issues related to death, dying and bereavement.
She’s also a licensed insurance agent who can help families secure the funds to cover funeral expenses. She can help address other financial concerns, such as long term care insurance or supplemental policies in the event of nursing home stays or the need for home medical care.
Testimonials for Gail Rubin as a Funeral Planning Consultant
Gail is an incredible resource!
I have known Gail as a professional funeral counselor for some time, but never truly appreciated her message and knowledge until I was able to apply it to a real death experience. When my Grandmother passed away recently, we all felt emotionally and legally prepared. But, even with a relatively uncomplicated estate, issues quickly arose. Attempting to grieve our loss while simultaneously dealing with the logistics of a funeral AND complications with the estate proved to be too much for our family. We requested a meeting with Gail and she helped us sort out questions and direct us to appropriate resources for solutions. She provided us with the peace of mind we needed to properly grieve.
We navigated the situation eventually, but the experience reiterated the importance of Gail’s message to plan now. Although I did discuss with my loved ones how we ought to get together sometime to discuss our arrangements, I am now committed and have cornered each family member to schedule a date. I intend to work through Gail’s free planning guide with all of them and to have her book on hand.
PLEASE, sit down with your loved ones this month, maybe during the holidays, and work through Gail’s free planning guide for your own peace of mind.
Gail is an incredible resource for our community and her message is of grave importance! Thank you, Gail, for dedicating yourself to this mission of education.
Sean Wells, Albuquerque, New Mexico
We met Gail during a very informative presentation at our gym. Later, we decided to have her assist in our planning. She made several trips to our home (we are disabled), explained in detail funeral and associated planning, and arranged for an attorney and cremation. She is extremely knowledgeable, has comprehensive planning documents, is very kind and also business-like in a good way. Five stars out of five for her.
Kurk and Carol Klossner
Call Gail at 505.265.7215 to confidentially discuss your situation.
Thanks Gail, for all your help!
My husband and I first became acquainted with Gail Rubin when we read her book aloud together. We are in our mid to late sixties and have been married for 37 years. We felt that we had a few plans that we needed to think about and to act upon.
Gail’s book, A Good Goodbye, was a tremendous help for us and we just knew from her writing that she would be a great person to help us. She writes with a good good humor and presents practical and specific methods for planning for the last big event of a lifetime. We contacted her through her web site and made an appointment to “go shopping” and, believe it or not, that turned out to be a simple and uplifting task.
Gail has helped us with finding and purchasing our final resting places and with several other things we needed to do. We’re so happy about what we’ve accomplished with Gail’s help. And we feel that in the process we have made a new friend too. Thanks Gail, for all your help!
Mary Carter and Gary Priester, Placitas, New Mexico
Get those funeral plans done today! Call Gail at 505.265.7215 to confidentially discuss your situation.