July 18, 2013

Lost a Loved One? How to Grieve & Make Arrangements

Filed under: Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 11:25 am

Courtesy of Brionna Kennedy [brionnakennedy@gmail.com]

Experiencing the death of a loved one is something that most people will have to face at some point in their lives. This time is usually a very trying one, and family members need the support of one another. With all of this happening, you also have to figure out how to plan a funeral.

Contact Religious Figures
Most people have some sort of religion in their lives, so you can start by contacting a religious official in the faith of the deceased person. You might choose to have a funeral service at a house of worship or to have the official say a few prayers and words at the grave site. These individuals can also come to say a prayer at the hospital and to help your family begin to heal.

Planning for The Wake and Secular Funerals
Whether or not you are having a religious ceremony, it is always a good idea to contact your local funeral home to educate yourself about Lost a Loved One- How to Grieve & Make Arrangementsfuneral services. West Palm Beach experts say once you do, you will feel a sense of relief. Your loved one might have even made some end-of-life plans and left them with the funeral home. Working with the funeral director ensures that everything is going to be taken care of in a timely and efficient manner.

Know What The Deceased Would Have Wanted
If you are close enough to the person to be planning his or her wake and funeral, then you probably know this person really well. Consider what he or she would have wanted. Is this the type of person who would have preferred flowers over donations, or an individual who would want a casual wake? When you consider what the person would have wanted, you will feel close to this individual and start to heal.

Planning The Luncheon
In some traditions, the entire family and some friends go back to a restaurant after the burial. Picking out a catered affair when your loved one has just passed way can be extremely daunting. However, once again, feel the spirit of your loved one on your shoulder as you pick out menu items that he or she would have loved.

Accept Help
You are going to need someone to stand by you during this difficult time, and do not be afraid to ask for help. Instead of making all of the phone calls by yourself, ask your spouse or a sibling to help you out.

Grieving a loved one and planning a funeral at the same time is challenging, but it can be done.

Brionna Kennedy-twitterBrionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.


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