133 episodes

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 is Green Burial?

    What is Green Burial?

    NFDA reports that 14 percent of Americans over age 40 say they would choose green burial and around 62 percent would like to learn more about it. In this episode, Brian talks about ideas for holding a service involving green burial. He explains what is involved in a green burial, casket options and types of cemeteries that allow green burial.

    • 13 min
    Ideas about Keepsakes and Memorials

    Ideas about Keepsakes and Memorials

    In this trilogy, Brian focuses on new innovations and trends in the funeral industry. With the rise in popularity of celebrations of life, there are now more ways than ever to memorialize a loved one. To highlight that, Brian talks about different types of keepsakes available to help you honor the life of a loved one. In this episode, he talks about keepsake urns, The Edge Art Gallery and Glass Blowing Studio, and Thumbies and Buddies Keepsakes. For those who want to honor their loved one with a living memorial, he talks about the Tree of Life program, blooming urns, memorial gardens and memorial trees. Brian talks about memorial jewelry, memorial albums, and tribute videos. You can watch our Facebook episode on tips for creating a video tribute. 

    • 14 min
    What is Aquamation?

    What is Aquamation?

    In this trilogy, Brian focuses on new innovations and trends in the funeral industry. Brian explains what the process of aquamation is and how it is different than standard cremation. He talks about how it impacts the environment and the benefits of choosing aquamation. Brian also addresses some of the reasons that it may not be the right choice for you.

    • 9 min
    Interview with Hospice Manager Theresa Karlik

    Interview with Hospice Manager Theresa Karlik

    In this podcast, Brian interviews Theresa from Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. Theresa Karlik is an RN and the manager of Samaritan’s coastal hospice team for Samaritan Evergreen Hospice. The coastal hospice team, based in Newport, provides hospice care to patients throughout Lincoln County and into Tillamook County.  This interview focused on the mission of hospice and end of life care. Brian asks her about what is needed to go onto hospice, how hospice is different than palliative care and much more.

    You can find out more about Samaritan Evergreen Hospice by visiting their website https://www.samhealth.org/find-a-location/s/samaritan-evergreen-hospice-coast
    or calling 541-574-1811. 

    • 29 min
    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

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