10 Final Wishes Fulfilled in Hospice

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, a time to pay tribute to the millions of hard working nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers and others making a difference in the lives of the families they serve. Hospice workers are everyday heroes who...

10 Rituals That Can Get You Through the Holidays

After losing a loved one during the year, facing the holidays can be tough. But there are small rituals that can help you remember them and give yourself a meaningful, active way to grieve alone or with family and friends. These 10 ideas are just a small fraction of...

Who is the Next of Kin?

The next of kin is a deceased person’s closest living relative over the age of 18. A surviving spouse or domestic partner is the first to be defined as next of kin, followed by the deceased’s children. The next of kin has the legal ability to authorize cremation or burial.

How to Thank Your Hospice Care Provider

Hospice workers offer exemplary care to patients and their families by lessening the burden on families and putting the patient first. Here’s how to show them some appreciation for their hard work and the compassion that they provide.

How Different Religions View Cremation

While cremation is widely accepted, there are some religions that prohibit the practice and prefer burial or traditional funeral services. Others see cremation services as acceptable but have specific guidelines to be followed.