Though technology has progressed a great deal in recent years, it’s still just as difficult as ever to cope with the loss of a loved one. No amount of social media or photographs can bring your loved one back, but technology can help with the way that the deceased is remembered by his or her friends and family. From digital slideshows at the funeral home after the burial to an online memorial to your loved one, technology can sometimes help with grief. When a loved one dies, you may also want to have his or her social media accounts closed. Facebook allows a person’s profile to be turned into a memorialization, while other social media sites require a bit of proof before a profile can be closed. Take a look at this infographic from Hayward funeral home Chapel of the Chimes to learn more about honoring your loved one in the digital age. Please feel free to pass this information along to your friends and relatives.
Funeral services allow family members and friends to reflect on the person’s life, celebrate memories from the past, and come together for support. In the days after someone you love passes away, coping with your loss while facing the responsibilities of funeral planning can be very difficult. It’s important to be prepared to make decisions on behalf of the deceased and the rest of your family, though funeral home staff members can help you with these decisions. Take a look at this infographic, which can help guide you through the challenges of funeral planning. Use this helpful checklist to prepare for your funeral planning responsibilities and ensure you don’t miss any important steps. If someone you know could use help after losing a loved one, please feel free to share this guide with them.