Overview of Services

The following is a list of the services offered by An Informed Death. If there is anything that you are looking for that you do not see on this list, please contact us and if we are unable to assist you... we will find someone that can. (Also, please note on the "About Us" page there are sample forms to get you started.)

 
 

CONSULTING

IN-HOME ANALYSIS OF CONSULTING NEEDS

The in-home analysis is the beginning of your journey with An Informed Death. This is where we sit down to discuss what exactly your needs and questions are relating to the end-of-life process. We go over where you are now and where you want to be. Whether that is pre-arranging, imminent need, at-need, questions about how to pay for services, or just questions in general about the deathcare process. There is no cost for the first 15-minutes of this analysis as we believe that people shouldn't be charged for asking questions. No question is "out-of-bounds" and no question is unimportant. After 15-minutes, we should be well on our way to what your needs should be and will discuss where to go from there.
Cost: FREE

PRE-ARRANGEMENT CONSULTATION

People pre-arrange their funeral arrangements when they are not on hospice or in a hospital. Pre-arrangements are when people are finding out what their options are and making the hard choices before the need become urgent. In a pre-arrangement, we will go over where you currently are now and what your needs may be. We will go over options on the choices you have and the choices that are out there currently. We will talk about what may be best for you and what may not be. This is a frank and honest conversation. Please understand, that this is more than just "putting it in writing". Pre-arranging your final wishes is a deeply personal and (possibly) emotional thing and deserves the utmost sincerity. Following the arrangements, you will be provided with a booklet of all the decisions you've made laid out for you and your next-of-kin. Please note: A full consultation typically takes approximately two uninterrupted hours.
Cost: $100/hour 

IMMINENT NEED CONSULTATION

An imminent need for consultation is when someone is actively in the process of dying. They are either currently on hospice or at a hospital. Imminent need consultations can either be done with the dying individual or with the family of the dying individual. This type of consultation is done when the need for making the hard choices is now. In an imminent need consultation, we will go over where you currently are now and what your needs may be. We will go over options on the choices you have and the choices that are out there currently. We will talk about what may be best for you and what may not be. This is a frank and honest conversation. Please understand, that this is more than just "putting it in writing". This type of pre-planning of your final wishes is a deeply personal and (possibly) emotional thing and deserves the utmost sincerity. Following the arrangements, you will be provided with a booklet of all the decisions you've made laid out for you and your next-of-kin. You will also be provided with a step-by-step outline of what to do when the death occurs and what to do following. Please note: A full consultation typically takes approximately two uninterrupted hours.
Cost: $100/hour
If you, or your family member, is currently on a hospice or hospital that is partnered with An Informed Death - the cost is waived.

AT-NEED CONSULTATION

At-need is a term for when the death has occurred. A family who is requiring an at-need consultation has just experienced a loss and are being asked by the hospice, hospital, or coroner's office to select a funeral home. An at-need consultation will go over where you currently are now and what your needs may be. We will go over options on the choices you have and the choices that are out there currently. We will talk about what may be best for you and what may not be. We will give you advice and council on funeral homes that you are planning to use along with questions you may need to ask. 
Cost: $100/hour
If you, or your family member, is currently on a hospice or hospital that is partnered with An Informed Death - the cost is waived.

INDIGENT ASSISTANCE CONSULTATION

A person may need an indigent assistance consultation when they are either currently on hospice or at a hospital and have no means to pay for funeral services. This can be a cause of immense stress to the person and to the family. Indigent assistance consultations can either be done with the dying individual or with the family of the dying individual. This type of consultation is done when the individual in need has no assets or means and have no family members to help. In an indigent assistance consultation, we will go over where you currently are now and what your needs may be. We will go over options on the choices you have and the choices that are out there currently. We will talk about what may be best for you and what may not be. This is a frank and honest conversation. Please understand, that this is more than just "putting it in writing". This type of pre-planning of your final wishes is a deeply personal and (possibly) emotional thing and deserves the utmost sincerity. Following the arrangements, you will be provided with a booklet of all the decisions you've made laid out for you and your next-of-kin. You will also be provided with a step-by-step outline of what to do when the death occurs and what to do following. Please note: A full consultation typically takes approximately two uninterrupted hours.
Cost: TBD
If you, or your family member, is currently on a hospice that is partnered with An Informed Death - the cost is waived.

EDUCATION

CERTIFIED CELEBRANT SERVICES

Heather is a certified celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glena Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Celebrants. From www.insightbooks.com/celebrants: "A Funeral Celebrant serves by providing a funeral service, memorial service, or tribute that is personalize and individualized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased after consultation with the family and loved ones and coordination with the funeral home.  A Celebrant has a wide library of resources for readings, music, and other special ceremonies to help the family design a service that honors the life. Celebrants work directly with the funeral director on the arrangements and elements of the service and are dedicated to the concept of providing a tribute that reflects the lifestyle and beliefs of the individual. Your service can have any elements, music, and readings that are right for you and for your family."
Cost: $300

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Please check our Events page for the latest public workshops coming up. If you'd like us to come speak at a specific location (event, class, group, etc.) please email us at: aninformeddeath@gmail.com 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Please check the Events page to see a list of future speaking engagements coming up. If you'd like to us to come speak at a specific location (event, class, group, etc.) please email us at: aninformeddeath@gmail.com

HOME DEATH WORKSHOPS

Coming Soon...

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & Events

Please check the Events page to see a list of community activities coming up. If there is an event or community activity that you'd like to see listed or you think would be a good idea for An Informed Death to be involved in, please email us at: aninformeddeath@gmail.com