After Death Planning

After Death Planning presentation at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska — July 11, 2023

Guest speakers Jaymie Bates and Nelson Bruce from Legacy Funeral Homes stopped by Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska to discuss after-death planning. They delved into the crucial aspects of preparing for someone’s passing and the necessary steps to take when the inevitable occurs.

Handouts discussed in this presentation:

Understanding Terms
Time to Reflect – Planning Guide
Helpful Checklist
Pre-Need Planning
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00:00 The Importance of After-Death Planning
01:11 Opening Credits
01:34 Welcome and Introduction
07:08 Understanding Terms and Knowing What to Ask For — Types of Funerals and Burial Services
10:03 Getting Your Person to the Funeral Home
12:23 Comfort One, or POLST, and DNR’s
18:55 Gathering Essential Information and Legal Procedures
24:54 Information about Death Certificates
27:15 —PFDs for the recently passed
29:31 —Veterans Benefits and Considerations
34:32 Marriage Certificates and Important Documents
35:21 Power of Attorney and Alaska State Law for Legal Next of Kin
43:01 Wills and Last Wishes
44:11 —Registering a Will
45:54 Organ and Tissue Donors
52:41 More on Death Certificates
58:49 —Medical Examiners
1:02:51 Do I Need a Funeral Director or to Use a Funeral Home in Alaska?
1:04:47 Burial Transport Permit
1:05:40 Burial On Private Property in Alaska
1:06:38 Alternative Methods of Taking Care of the Human Body—Water Cremation or Composting
1:08:04 “Going Back to the Earth?” Burial Vaults and Natural—or Green—Burials
1:10:28 Embalming Requirements in Alaska
1:12:37 Final Resting Attire Considerations
1:16:51 Anchorage Burial — Cemeteries, Hedge Stones, Monuments and Requirements
1:23:20 Obituaries

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