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Take Action and Be Prepared - A New Year's Resolution

January 2, 2017

The end of any year is always a very busy time. Days and nights are filled with a variety of holiday traditions, family gatherings, and a bustle of year-end activities that tend to focus on the “administrivia” of closing out another year.

The rush of the holiday season comes to a close. Celebrants watched the crystal ball drop in Times Square signaling the start of a New Year. 2016 ended with a toast, perhaps a kiss, and sometimes a thoughtful New Year’s resolution.

How to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Loss from Suicide: Guest Blog by Steve Johnson

September 6, 2016

This post is written by Steve Johnson who co-created PublicHealthLibrary.Org with a fellow pre-med student.  While the topic of suicide is difficult, suicide is a sudden unexpected death that leaves family members and friends left behind needing help.

How to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Loss from Suicide

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life : Guest Blog by Janet Prescott

June 28, 2016

This post was written for LastingMatters by Janet W. Prescott, Executive Director of Hospice Help Foundation.

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life

I learned over the course of my nearly two-decade career that a good way to cut a conversation short was to mention I work in hospice.

How to Tactfully Initiate End-of-Life Conversations with Aging Parents

June 8, 2016

Whether you plan ahead or you’re thrown into a situation due to a sudden health crisis, end-of-life conversations are never easy. Couple that with trying to initiate end-of-life conversations with your aging parents. These conversations can be excruciatingly delicate and sometimes difficult. One must simultaneously tread lightly, yet boldly.

Include Next Generation In Estate Planning Process

May 9, 2016

If you think you have run out of things to talk about with your adult kids, how about a worthwhile chat about incapacity and death? That’s certainly going to get their attention and a photo worthy reaction…usually a wide-eyed look that says “it’s time to head for the hills!” 

We need, however, to ensure that our next of kin are fully prepared and understand what we want should we become incapacitated or die.

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