Coping with Anticipatory Grief

Anticipatory grief is deep sadness felt during the last days of life. This can be experienced by both the dying person and the dying person's loved ones. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help cope with the grief you feel for someone who is still here....

Military Funeral Honors FAQs

Who is eligible for Military Funeral Honors? Members who died while on active duty. Veterans who served and were honorably discharged. Certain civilian groups who have been given active-duty determinations may also be eligible. What do Military Funeral Honors consist...

How To Give Your Parent A Peaceful Passage

There are few things more difficult than saying goodbye to a dying parent. In between talking to doctors and family members, not to mention trying to cope emotionally, what affairs do you need to get in order? Death is the last taboo, and we learn about it in sterile...

Preparing for the Death of a Parent

It’s often the unspeakable level of grief: preparing for the death of a parent. Holidays such as Father’s Day or Mother’s Day become difficult and sorrowful. Photographs and family gatherings are now bittersweet. If your parent is in hospice care, it’s important to be...

Delivering Bad News to Senior Parents

Delivering bad news is tough, no matter who it is. It’s especially tough when you must deliver it to a family member or senior parents. Whether it’s financial problems, onset of disease, a death in the family, or several other topics, there’s never an easy way to give...

Seniors & Grief During the Holidays

  If you or someone you know is facing the first holiday season without a loved one such as a spouse or lifelong friend, it may be a challenge to handle reminders of the holidays, including family traditions, shopping, events or decorating. The important thing to...

3 Ways to Help the Elderly Cope with Grief and Loss

3 ways to help the elderly cope with grief and loss At some point in our lives, we’ve all experienced what it is like to grieve the loss of someone that we love and cherish. And while older people may have had more experience dealing with losses, losing an adult...

Steps to Take after Your Spouse Dies

The death of your spouse is a period of unimaginable grief. Unfortunately, there are many legal and financial obligations that will not wait. Here is a checklist to help guide you through the most important tasks you need to complete: Don't make any life-changing...

Advice After Losing A Loved One

Finding Your Way After Losing a Spouse by: Yvonne Broady | August 31, 2019 sixtyandme.com/finding-your-way-after-losing-a-spouse  To make sense of the loss, many find themselves diving into despair or ignoring the loss. So, it is important to follow a healthy path to...

Decision Made – Now What?

You’ve had the talk with your loved ones and they are on board with moving into a senior community. That’s great! But now what? Where to start? There are literally hundreds of communities around the Valley that offer different services and rates. It can be very...