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Caring for a Gravesite

Remember the pride Grandma had in her gardens? There was nary a weed and her strawberry patches were impeccable. Doesn’t her grave deserve the same love and care? Caring for a grave is an opportunity to show respect to your loved one, and to reflect on the time you had together. It’s common to visitRead more

Funeral Planning, Big Book

The Big Book – Do You Have One?

There are those of us who are extremely organized, with every piece of paper labeled and filed. Others are borderline hoarders who are buried in piles of receipts, documents and other important pieces of information. Most of us lie somewhere in the middle. We have all of our critical data saved — somewhere — thoughRead more

hospice care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month; a month dedicated to shining a light on social workers, therapists, nurses, and home care aids who, each day, make a direct impact and resounding difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a crucial role in the health care system across ourRead more

Funeral director comforting widow

What It’s Like to Work for a Funeral Home

We write about a wide variety of industry-related topics on our blog, and most of the time, we talk about issues that directly affect our readers. In this blog, however, we’d like to talk about something that is a bit more indirectly related to our customers and readers. We’d like to answer a question thatRead more

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is August 31

Every year, on August 31, a worldwide overdose awareness movement is held to increase awareness of overdosing and the many lives it continues to destroy. International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) began in Australia, as a way to spread the word throughout communities about the risk of overdose. The movement has since spread worldwide. IOAD eventsRead more

Have you considered pet hospice?

Have You Ever Considered Pet Hospice?

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) explains the philosophy behind hospice care as such: “When cure is no longer possible, hospice recognizes that a peaceful and comfortable death is an essential goal of health care.” While we typically think of hospice care, we generally associate it as a method of caring for humans whoRead more

NH Death Certificates

What You Should Know About Death Certificates in New Hampshire

When a loved one dies, completing necessary paperwork is an unpleasant but necessary step in the process. Because death certificates are often required for certain events that occur after a death, many people have questions regarding how and where to obtain a legal death certificate after the death of a loved one. Information About theRead more

Gone From My Sight: The Little Book that Gives Solace

Many of us are uncomfortable talking about death; it can certainly be a scary topic, especially if you or someone you know is facing a terminal illness. Yet there is a measure of comfort that can be found in understanding what’s to come, in facing the fear head-on and exploring your feelings. What’s more, thereRead more

Death Away From Home: 3 Things You Need to Know

When a death occurs away from home, it is most likely sudden and unexpected. Besides dealing with a highly traumatic experience, many family members will also feel overwhelmed by the arrangements and planning that are ahead – once you make it back home. It can be especially disorienting if you are unsure of what youRead more

Some FAQs About Final Arrangements

If you’re lucky, you’ve never had to make funeral or cremation arrangements. For most people, however, the time will come when final arrangements will need to be made for a family member or friend and there are several things you’ll need to know. To help, we’ve taken some frequently asked questions about final arrangements andRead more