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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