Death is a subject most people don’t want to discuss and yet death is an inevitable part of life. Use this Web Guide to help prepare for your death or the death of someone you love. The resources here can help you manage your finances or estate in advance, and access funeral and bereavement resources.
While many Web sites focus on specific areas of death and dying, these Web sites cover most elements in the death and bereavement process. Look to these for information on the process of death, hospitalization, writing a will, planning a funeral, grieving and more.
- WebMD provides a glossary of end-of-life terms that you may encounter when doing research.
- The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) is a free emergency contact system that allows you to track your loved ones in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. Register with the site to store your emergency contacts, next of kin and important medical information.
For advice on talking about death …
provides a lengthy article about the conversations loved ones should have before a crisis occurs. Using real-life examples, this text explores how to deal with death and how to broach the subject.
is designed to help you prepare for all aspects of the death process. Visit the “Planning Ahead
” section for advice on how to talk to your loved ones about your wishes and what to do if they disagree about care or bereavement issues. Learn how to talk with your health care provider, write an advance directive or will, and manage your finances.
The University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging
provides a multitude of research and resources for the elderly. Some topics discussed include advance directives, advance planning, care management, financial planning, grief and loss, insurance, legal rights, respite, and social and emotional support.
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