Do you know what you need to do following a death?

6 months ago

Death of a loved one is not something that many people like to discuss but it’s the one thing that we will all have to face at some point in our lives. The more prepared we are now the easier it will be when we have to deal with the death of a family member or close friend.

When we experience loss we usually find ourselves on an emotional roller coaster. To make things harder there is so much to handle when a loved one dies. A myriad of questions arises such as:-

  • What are the first things you need to do when a loved one dies?
  • Who do you have to notify about the death?
  • What if you can’t afford to pay for funeral expenses?
  • You even need to think about dealing with social media accounts.

So where can you get help and guidance? The Department of Human Services has put together a range of clear information that aims to answer all these questions and more.

We don’t have to wait until we are dealing with bereavement to take a look at the information. Why don’t you take the time now to inform yourself (and your social circle) so that we are all better prepared when the time comes?

Check out the “What to do following death” link on the “Planning Ahead Resources” section of the Toolkit on this page.

Feel free to browse the toolkit where you will also find links to a wide range of other highly informative resources that can help you and your family plan for the inevitable.


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