October 31, 2011
NANCY FRAZIER O’BRIEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
In the days immediately before and after a loved one dies, time may slow to a crawl or pass in a flash. But how can people be sure to do or say the things they want to in that critical time period?
“Practically speaking, you need to pull a support system together,” says Sherri Auger, an elder-care planning consultant who co-wrote Now What? A Practical Guide to Dealing with Aging, Illness and Dying (Novalis, 2010) with health journalist Barbara Wickens.