COVID-19, Grief Overload, and Secondary Trauma: Coping with Too Much Loss by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. For many funeral directors, COVID-19 has been a nonstop wrecking ball. It has swung back and forth across the globe, decimating families and communities. And who’s there in the midst of the ongoing crisis, providing care to the [...]
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A Message from USN Submariner, Colby Hitchcock, Director of Baue Funeral Service Operations Spring is here and the weather is warming up. May is a time of year when we typically gather to remember our veterans on Memorial Day. This year will be different in many ways. We are in the midst of a pandemic [...]
Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. If someone you love has died during the novel coronavirus pandemic, you have come to grief in an exceptionally challenging moment in history. You may have been separated from your loved one as they were dying. You may have been unable [...]
Condolences in the Time of COVID-19 Guidance for Conveying Your Love and Support by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. When someone dies—of COVID-19 or any cause—during this pandemic, their loved ones are being left to grieve in especially harrowing circumstances. They may not have been able to be by the dying person’s side in the hospital [...]
Caring for Caregivers During Crisis by Kristen Ernst, LPC, Director of Grief Services Self-care has become a buzzword among the helping profession for quite some time. People are almost shamed into doing it. Many times, we are told, “It should be a part of your everyday routine, and without it, you cannot care for others [...]
How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. As the coronavirus spreads across North America and our daily lives are transformed, we all must be aware of the need for good mental-health care. Obviously, it’s a stressful time. Families are confined to their homes. School is canceled. Many businesses [...]
Kristen Ernst is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. With all the recent news and chaos, it seems appropriate to address how this social distancing can affect your grief. When you are grieving a lost loved one, isolation and depression are a direct correlation of sorrow. As a grief counselor, I usually implore those [...]
Dear Families of St. Charles and surrounding communities, The Baue family has served this community for 85 years and we stand ready to help you now. Even prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and well-being of you, your family and your friends has always been of utmost importance to us. We will remain open and [...]
Tune in to watch Teddy! We're thrilled to have Teddy interviewed by KSDK! It is our hope that this interview help inform our community about the new and innovated ways Baue is serving others. A special thank you to all of the KSDK staff who were involved in the interview process. Click here [...]
After everyone has survived the holidays, winter seems to drag on. Many people state that the short days, long nights and cold weather keep people in hibernation mode. It is hectic to bundle up and nerve racking to drive in the nasty weather. Seasonal affective disorder is very common and can be self-diagnosed. This is [...]
Baue Becomes the 1st Alzheimer’s Friendly Funeral Home in St. Charles County Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, & Cemetery teamed up with Home Instead St. Peters and their Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program to better understand the disease, learn techniques to provide our community, who are affect by Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, with the [...]
Losing a loved one has so many strong, opposing emotions. Those strong feelings can present at the most unpredictable times. Sometimes the tears are because he or she is reminded of their loved one’s favorite cereal in aisle 14 of the grocery store, or a special song is played on the radio, or a person [...]