The Greenest Way to Say Goodbye: Choosing Flameless Cremation
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Bailee McQueen:  [00:00] Welcome to season two of Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.”

John McQueen, President & CEO of Anderson-McQueen, featured here with the Bio-Cremation Unit

[00:05] I’m Bailee McQueen, your guest host for today, and as always on this show, we undertake those subjects that you want to know about.

[00:13] Remember, if there is a specific topic you would like for us to talk about, or if you have a question you would like to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s requests if at all possible.

[00:30] Our topic for today is the Greenest Way to Say Goodbye: Choosing Flameless Cremation. Our special guest today is John McQueen with Anderson‑McQueen, who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject. Welcome, John.

John McQueen:  [00:43] Thank you, Bailee, it’s a pleasure to be here with you today.

Bailee:  [00:46] It’s a pleasure to have you, thanks for making the flight out. John, we’ve got several questions for your today. First of all, the most important, what is flameless cremation?

John:  [00:55] That’s a great question, Bailee. Flameless cremation is a gentle, water‑based process that is even more environmentally friendly than our traditional flame cremation process.

[01:06] It offers all the same benefits and flexibility of traditional cremation, but by using a different technology that features a steadily circulating, warm water solution, which uses less energy and creates a smaller carbon footprint.

[01:22] Flameless cremation is really a great option for people who want to honor a loved one in a cleaner and greener way.

Bailee:  [01:29] That sounds very interesting, John. Is it true that Anderson‑McQueen was the first funeral home in Florida to introduce this new cremation process known as bio‑cremation?

John:  [01:41] Bailee, that is true, but actually, we were really the first funeral home in the world to introduce bio‑cremation. This new technology had never been used anywhere, and on a retail‑type basis, it had been used some medical schools for anatomical donation, but had never been used for the consumer. We were the first in the world to introduce this process.

Bailee:  [02:07] First in the world, that is amazing! What prompted Anderson‑McQueen to pursue this new technology?

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Medicaid Qualifications in a Nursing Facility
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Charlotte Yensen, President Long Term Care Solutions, LLC

John McQueen:  [00:02] Welcome to Anderson‑McQueen’s radio show, “Undertakings.” I’m John McQueen, president and owner of Anderson‑McQueen Funeral Homes. As always, on this show we undertake those subjects that you want to talk about.

[00:15] Remember if there’s a specific topic you would like us to talk about or if you have a question or would like us to ask one of our upcoming guests, please email them to radio@andersonmcqueen.com. We always do our best to include everyone’s request if at all possible.

[00:35] Our topic for today is Medicaid qualifications in a nursing facility. Our special guest today is Charlotte Yensen with Long Term Care Solutions LLC who will help us in undertaking this worthy subject.

[00:49] Welcome, Charlotte.

Charlotte Yensen:  [00:51] Thank you very much.

John:  [00:52] It’s indeed a pleasure to have someone with your professional expertise here today to help our listeners navigate their way through the many long term care decisions for themselves or an aging parent. Before we get started though today, diving into the subject with all the nuts and bolts of long term care, why don’t we take just a minute and share without listeners a little bit about yourself and your company, Long Term Care Solutions.

Charlotte:  [01:17] Thank you very much and good morning. Thank you for having me on your show.

[01:21] Long Term Care Solutions, we are a Medicaid filing company. We assist individuals and family members of loved ones in a nursing facility understand what Medicaid is, how to qualify, how to preserve assets, and how to have Medicaid cover the expense of the nursing facility as opposed to spending down everything and losing everything financially.

John:  [01:48] Because I always hear about Medicaid spend down. This can take a little bit of a different approach then to it. Is that what I’m hearing?

Charlotte:  [01:59] Yes. There are many, many legal ways to preserve assets and qualify for Medicaid. Just so we all understand, there’s really three ways to pay for the nursing facility for a loved one. When someone goes in the facility, nursing homes are generally around $7,500 to $8,000 to $9,000 a month.

John:  [02:18] Wow.

Charlotte:  [02:18] As you can imagine, most people will spend down or lose everything within six months or a year or two years. There are many legal ways to protect assets and qualify for Medicaid. People just don’t realize that it’s available to them, but it absolutely is.

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Anderson-McQueen Encourages End of Life Conversations
Monday, March 29th, 2010

preplanningA tragic reminder of the importance of communicating with family members,  the five-year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s death has inspired Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers to offer new and helpful information to those interested in learning how to properly convey end of life wishes.

Visitors to our Web site can easily assess detailed information and helpful tools comprised of the most important elements necessary to begin the planning process. Items such as a pre-planning checklist, a downloadable pre-planning form and comprehensive step-by-step pre-planning instructions are offered. Visitors can now learn how to begin preparing, arranging and delegating their most important final details and begin to set the stage for a more relaxed and enjoyable life, secure that they have taken care of what matters most.

According the pre-planning experts at Anderson-McQueen, asking the right questions starts the process and makes it most beneficial for everyone involved.

Some of the most important items one should ask include:

  • Who should be notified in a medical emergency?
  • What type of service will I want in the event of my passing?
  • How do I designate a power of attorney?
  • How do I write a living will?
  • Where should my obituary appear and what should it include?
  • What are the benefits of making my final wishes known and who is the best Family Tribute Center to do so?

“Each day we help our families create personalized memorials and guide them through the planning process,” said John McQueen, Anderson-McQueen’s COO.  “In light of the five-year anniversary of Terri Schiavo’s passing, we encourage everyone to remember just how taxing this type of situation can be for families without our proper planning and attention. You can live your life to the fullest knowing you have done the right thing for everyone.”

In addition to providing online information, Anderson-McQueen is also taking part in National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16.  As a participating organization, the company will be providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives in accordance with Florida State Laws.

This and more information will be available at all Anderson-McQueen locations from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and welcomes the public throughout the day.  For more information on National Healthcare Decisions Day, please visit www.nationalhealthcaredecisionsday.org or contact Anderson-McQueen at 727-822-2059.

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