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Simple Ways to Personalize the 7 Elements of a Funeral

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With a loved on in hospice care, you may feel a little overwhelmed with the idea of planning a funeral or memorial service. That’s okay. So many of us have…
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Understanding Your Interment Options

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Whether you’ve entered hospice care and want to put your final wishes in writing, or you’re planning a meaningful service for a loved one, the ins and outs of funeral…

Selecting the Right Funeral Home for Your Family’s Needs

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With a loved one entering hospice care, you will need a team of people to help you in the coming days, weeks, and months. One person you should consider including…
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Top 10 Hymns for a Funeral or Memorial Service

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Whether you’re in hospice care yourself or are with a loved one receiving care, an important conversation to have is how to honor life and legacy through a personalized and…
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Understanding the 6 Purposes of a Funeral

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Now that your loved one has entered hospice care, it’s time to start talking to them about their funeral wishes, if you haven’t already done so. The conversation may feel…
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How to Prepare for a Funeral Arrangement Conference

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Are you facing the imminent loss of a loved one in hospice care? When the time comes, the emotions of grief may hit you hard. These feelings vary from person…
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Requesting Military Honors

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If you or a loved one are a veteran in hospice care, then you may be wondering about the process for requesting military honors at the funeral or memorial. The…
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7 Building Blocks for a Meaningful Funeral Service

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“People who take the time and make the effort to create meaningful funeral arrangements when someone loved dies often end up making new arrangements in their own lives. They remember…
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How to Personalize the 7 Elements of a Funeral

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If you are caring for a loved one in hospice, you may be wondering…how can I honor my loved one’s life and memory? How can I make the celebration of…
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How to Use Photos to Personalize a Service

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Whether you’ve recently lost a loved one or you are helping a loved one in hospice care make final arrangements, a personalized funeral or memorial service is key to remembering…
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10 Songs for a Meaningful Final Tribute

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Whether you’re in hospice care yourself or are with a loved one receiving care, now is the time to have the conversation about how to honor life and legacy through…
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Writing a Great Obituary

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If you are taking care of a loved one in hospice, you may be wondering, “What can I do now, before the death occurs, to make things easier?” That is…
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10 Poems to Enhance a Meaningful Service

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Whether you’re in hospice care yourself or are with a loved one receiving care, it’s important to discuss how best to honor a person’s life and legacy through a personalized…