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Bateman Funeral Home is focused on helping people showcase their life story in their final wishes. This podcast is designed to provide tips and tools, as well as answer common questions about the funeral industry, to help people navigate the funeral planning process.

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Bateman Funeral Home is focused on helping people showcase their life story in their final wishes. This podcast is designed to provide tips and tools, as well as answer common questions about the funeral industry, to help people navigate the funeral planning process.

    What to do after A Sudden Death

    What to do after A Sudden Death

    Planning a funeral can be very difficult and full of questions. This is especially true when the death was sudden or unexpected. In this episode, Brian talks about the process of laying to rest a person who passes unexpectedly. Brian explains how the authorities must be notified, the funeral home gets called, and how to make arrangements with the funeral home. Lastly, this episode covers the funeral planning process that the family will go through once the authorities have been notified of the death. 

    • 25 min
    Would an Autopsy Be Required?

    Would an Autopsy Be Required?

    Many individuals ask whether or not an autopsy would be performed in order to determine cause of death. In this episode, Brian talks about why an autopsy could be required by the state. If an autopsy is not required by the medical examiner, a family may still request one to be done privately.  This episode also answers common autopsy related questions such as what is the medical examiner's job, what does cause and manner of death mean and many other common questions. 

    • 21 min
    Do I Have to Be Embalmed?

    Do I Have to Be Embalmed?

    In this podcast, Brian explains what embalming is and why a person may choose to be embalmed or not. He talks about circumstances when embalming is required and some of the benefits of choosing embalming.  Brian explains the laws surrounding embalming in Oregon and how they are similar to most other states in America. In addition to laws, sometimes embalming is required by cemeteries or mausoleums in order to be placed there. The episode also covers how funeral homes are regulated in regards to embalming. 

    • 12 min
    Ideas and Advice for Starting the Conversation about Death

    Ideas and Advice for Starting the Conversation about Death

    While most deaths today are due to chronic illness such as heart disease and cancers, death can occur unexpectedly in accidents and sudden severe illness. This is why it is important to start the conversation about final wishes early. In this episode, Brian talks about what things should be addressed in a conversation about death. He explains what information your funeral director will need to know in an arrangement conference and what to write down during the conversation. He also talks about what items should be brought to an arrangement conference and different documents that would be helpful to have located.
    To learn more about Next of Kin, you can watch this video where Brian explains ORS.97.130. To find an Appointment of Another form, you can locate it on  our website under forms.  To start the pre-arrangement process with Bateman Funeral Home, you can visit our website or call 541-265-2751. 
    If you have any questions, or have another topic you would like The Last Track to cover, you can email Brian at info@batemanpacificview.com.

    • 15 min
    Planning the Conversation About Final Wishes

    Planning the Conversation About Final Wishes

    Sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to bring up the conversation or figure out where to start when discussing your final wishes. In this episode, Brian talks about ways to start planning both on your own and with your loved ones. He gives ideas on what to look at to start the process of planning your final wishes. Brian also gives ideas on different ways to bring up the conversation with loved ones such as going to The Conversation Project or filling out the online pre-arrangement form on our website.
    How to start planning for the conversation:
    - Check in on your life insurance
    - Locate or start a will/ trust
    - Update your estate plan
    - Consider a travel protection plan
    If you want to learn more about pre-planning, visit our website or listen to our in-depth podcast:
    Preneed VS At Need
    Write Your Own Story
    What to Bring to a Preneed Appointment
    For more information or if you have a topic you would like The Last Track to cover, please send an email to info@batemanpacificview.com

    • 11 min
    Talking About Final Wishes Before Serious Illness

    Talking About Final Wishes Before Serious Illness

    When people who haven’t had conversations about death and dying become seriously ill or injured, often their family has to make difficult decisions on their behalf their funeral arrangements.  In this episode, Brian talks about different reasons it can be good to start the conversation about what your final wishes are before there is a need. He also provides ideas on different times that could be a natural opening to the conversation.
    Reasons to start the conversation early- before an illness 
    ● Peace of mind
    ● Ability to communicate wishes
    ● Able to prepare financially 
    ● Ability to plan in parts
    ● Ability to shop for the best plan
    For more information or if you have a topic you would like The Last Track to cover, please send an email to info@batemanpacificview.com

    • 9 min

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