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Celebrate a Loved One’s Life with a Tree this Arbor Day

When a loved one passes, it can be difficult to find the best way to honor their memory. Planting a commemorative tree is a unique and touching tribute that will last for many lifetimes and serve a...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Saturday, April 13, 2019

There's an Art to Writing a Special Obituary

Like people, obituaries come in a variety of types and sizes. They can be long or short, sophisticated or simplistic, entertaining or dull. At one time, death notices contained only the very basic ...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Saturday, April 6, 2019

From “We” to “Me”: How to Overcome Loneliness After the Death of a Spouse

While grief is a difficult time in any person's life, it can be especially challenging following the death of a spouse or mate. There’s not only the loss of a romantic partner, but also a companion...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, March 31, 2019

How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility

There are currently more than 51,000 assisted living facilities in the United States. While they generally serve the same population and support the same housing goals, they vary widely by size, cu...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Seven Ways to Help a Loved One Bereaved by Suicide

  “That ton of bricks that is thrust upon your shoulders by a loved one’s suicide never goes away. But you do get stronger shoulders.” – Frank Kaufman Increasingly, suicide is being viewed n...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Monday, March 11, 2019

Safe and Sound: What Every Senior Should Know About Home Safety

The global population is rapidly becoming dominated by senior citizens. By the year 2050, the senior population in the United States is expected to rise from 48 million to an astonishing 88 million...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, February 24, 2019

Being There for a Caregiver: How You Can Ease the Burden

Caregivers are driven by their compassion and desire to support their loved one on his or her end-of-life journey. Motivated by concern, caregivers often neglect their own needs and forget about ta...
By Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Have a Good Death: Making the Most of the Final Stages of Life

Why is it so important to understand what to expect at the end of life? Because if we know the conditions for a good death, we are more apt to prepare ourselves and the ones we love to die with dig...

Important Tips for a Memorable Eulogy

Writing a meaningful eulogy may seem like a daunting task. You may have mixed emotions about it, too. Part of you likely is honored by the request but you may also feel anxious and not sure how t...

An Important Conversation: Talking About Final Wishes

Sadly, many families face must deal with the situation in which a loved one passes away before his or her dying wishes are made known. Grieving family members left behind often find themselves lo...

Choosing Hospice Care: Seven Things You Need to Know

Hospice care focuses on the quality of life rather than its length. Hospice services are used when a person can no longer be helped by curative treatments and is expected to live about six months o...

It’s Hard to Believe, but Scamming the Bereaved Happens all the Time

After the death of a loved one, you expect to feel a range of emotions such as sadness and denial. What you may not anticipate is being preyed upon by bereavement scams from con artists and fraudst...

Here’s Why Estate Planning and Funeral Planning are Smart New Year’s Resolutions

As January approaches, most of us start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’re determined to finally take that vacation of your dreams, lose the weight that’s been bothering you,...

Creating Fun New Traditions for Holidays is an Effective Way of Coping with Grief

When you’re mourning the loss of a loved one, it’s not uncommon for the holiday season to lose its joy. At difficult times like these, you may feel like you want to skip your Christmas traditions c...