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END-OF-LIFE INFORMATION RESOURCES
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.
“Communicating End-of-Life Care Wishes with Clinicians and Family” is a great collection of questions and answers to help have important conversations about what healthcare life sustaining treatments you may want, or don’t want. This comprehensive guide includes a list of questions patients can ask physicians about end-of-life decisions and a PDF worksheet on values history. This information is provided by [email protected], the online MSN program from the School of Nursing & Health Studies.
FUNERAL HOME PRICE SHOPPING
Parting and Funeralocity empower people with the information to find and choose the funeral service providers that could best serve their needs and provide price comparisons.
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.
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.
Funerals360 provides information on funeral planning and funeral homes in a number of markets.
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.
CREMATION URNS, JEWELRY AND KEEPSAKES
Need a cremation urn, cremation jewelry, or keepsake urns? Check out A Good Goodbye’s Urn Store. At this online shopping site, you’ll find a wide selection of quality products. Biodegradable urns and products for pets as well as people are available. You can place your order through the secure site, or call 888-317-3099 and speak with a live person.
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.