The 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Talking to Your Child About Death

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As much as you want to shield and protect your child from the reality that all lives one day come to an end, many circumstances are beyond our control, and it’s important to know how to talk with your child when the death of a loved one happens.

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Funeral Service

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Experiencing the loss of a loved one is a difficult time for any family, and especially for children. It’s often hard for them to understand the whirlwind of emotions they’re going through. When the time comes for you to take your child to a funeral service, it can be a scary,[...]

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5 Ways to Help Children Through the Healing Process

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Losing a loved one is never easy. For children especially, it can often be a traumatic experience that is hard for them to comprehend. Having a caring adult who will guide them through the healing process can not only help them grieve, but also create opportunities for growth[...]

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3 Ways Children Grieve Differently Than Adults

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When children lose a close family member or friend, they typically react and grieve very differently compared to adults. Children will often go through two major challenges when grieving: figuring out how to process the trauma and loss of a loved one, and coping with the impact[...]

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5 Important Qualities to Look for in a Hospice Care Provider

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When a loved one receives the news that he or she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can be life altering. Besides taking time to process the news and deciding what to do next, finding the right hospice care provider can bring another wave of emotions.

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Your Guide to Preparing for Hospice Care

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We understand the difficulty of navigating through end-of-life care and the stress that’s involved. At Sytsema, our purpose is to provide peace of mind, support, and clear direction when times become stressful. We are honored to walk alongside you, providing any assistance you[...]

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10 Questions To Ask When Deciding on Hospice Care

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It’s never easy to think about end-of-life care. However, taking time to plan for the future eases the stress and anxiety for family and loved ones involved. Those living with a terminal illness want to make their last months, weeks, and days as comfortable as possible, and[...]

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Understanding the 4 Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care

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When it comes time to research medical care options for your loved one, it can be a bit overwhelming to decide which route to take and what’s in his or her best interest. One of the more common areas of confusion is the difference between hospice and palliative care. Hospice[...]

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10 Ideas to Personalize a Funeral Service

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When the time comes to plan for a funeral, you want to be sure it’s memorable and reflects a life well lived. We understand how difficult it is to plan when the time comes, which is why it’s a great idea to take some time beforehand to talk about your wishes. Take a look at our[...]

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Why Sharing Stories is So Important at a Funeral Service

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People tell stories to keep memories alive, to help pass on the the values of their lost loved ones, and to share special things they’ve learned from their lives. Sharing stories and memories is important at funeral services because it helps to paint a picture of life with your[...]

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