Practical Issues When a Person Dies

End of Life: Helping with Comfort and Care

Source: National Institute on Aging

Description:

Online booklet discusses comfort care, end-of-life care decisions and other issues family members and patient face.


Funeral Consumers Alliance

Description:

Non-profit group dedicated to protecting the consumer's right to a dignified funeral; avoiding fraud and deceptive practices


Funeral or Memorial Service Planner

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Checklist covers type of service, arrangements to be made, content of service and participants.


Funerals: A Consumer Guide

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Description:

Information about planning and paying for a funeral, including consumer protection information.


Grief and Loss

Source: AARP

Description:

Section of AARP website includes large collection of articles about the grieving process and other aspects of death and dying; includes the "Final Details" checklists to legal, financial and other practical steps after a person dies.


National Funeral Directors Association

Description:

Leading funeral service organization in the United States; website offers consumer resources.