Increasing numbers of Baby Boomers are changing the death process by demanding cremation over burial, even demanding “green” caskets made with biodegradable materials. It’s all about the attitude when it comes to the funeral service consumer today, marking a major departure from the dour end-of-life ceremonies of yore.
Yet one thing remains the bane of anyone confronted by incapacitation or death of a friend or loved one: the seemingly hopeless, emotionally charged turmoil of making last minute funeral arrangements.
After witnessing the tragically mishandled end-of-life planning and funeral preparations of others, author Linda McDonald saw the need to give consumers, funeral home directors, non-profit organizations, insurance carriers, elder law attorneys and hospice-care professionals a detailed, practical guide for end of life planning.
As an expert in business start-up, administration and psychology, Linda wrote Saying Farewell With Love, Protecting Those We Leave Behind to give people in those markets a frankly captivating, easy to understand set of guidelines and definitions for virtually everything related to end of life planning, from funeral and cemetery arrangements to an extensive library of informational templates to be completed in advance of death – all of which become absolutely critical when the time comes. This kind of advanced preparation will also help ease the process of “final event planning” and estate settlement for a wide range of professionals in many cooperating industries.
Bottom line: it’s a life-saving tool for survivors, who will otherwise be emotionally taxed to the limit without the knowledge and planning expertise in this concise, easily understood little gem of a book.