It is surprising that even though the one thing so certain in life’s cycle is death, many people don’t know what to do when that inevitable event occurs. Following is a short guide of what to do: At the time of death: Call 911, your local Coroner’s Office or your hospice professional if your loved one is enrolled with hospice. Call family members or friends and ask for help in notifying others. Look through
Many times, families assume they know who the Next of Kin is and later learn they are wrong. Knowing who Texas law designates is important when making end-of-life arrangements. However, even more critical is knowing what to do if you want to designate someone other than your Next of Kin to handle your arrangements. Texas official order of Next of Kin The Texas Health & Safety Code outlines the priority order for Next of Kin.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just ride off into the sunset, and when that golden glow is laying on the horizon like a bridge, we just step onto it and walk right into Heaven? Sounds perfect. But life isn’t so perfect, and it isn’t easy either. But there are many good memories we can all tuck away and carry with us. And we can make the process a little easier on our families by being
It can be overwhelming to think about your preferred final wishes. Funeral professionals can help make this experience positive and manageable. To begin, consider just the major decisions. From there, the details naturally follow. Here are the top five: Would you prefer for your body to be cremated, buried, or donated for research? Will any of your family or friends wish to view and spend time with your body? Should there be a celebration of
In life, we plan for many things—vacations, retirement, our children’s education. Yet many people don’t realize the importance of planning for the inevitable time when they will all need funeral arrangements. While it can be difficult to talk about, making funeral or cremation arrangements in advance can be a gift to those you love and bring you true peace of mind in knowing that you’ve taken care of an important family responsibility. Planning a life’s
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult part of life and the loss we experience has lifelong effects on us. Queen Elizabeth II stated, “Grief is the price we pay for love.” This is so true in any loving relationship. It was said by a European psychologist that, “Americans are the only people on earth that think death is optional.” This is a somewhat comical statement but it also highlights the fact that we