Blog 2018-03-18T20:33:13-05:00

Ten Freedoms for Using Ceremony During the COVID-19 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 [...]

April 30th, 2020|Blog|

Condolences in the Time of COVID-19

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 [...]

April 28th, 2020|Blog|

Nurturing Hope in Difficult Times

Dr. Alan Wolfelt has shared a heartfelt message of nurturing hope and how to honor the authenticity of your emotions during this difficult time. We value finding the balance between honoring the dark and difficult emotions while cultivating hope. The Baue Family and Staff hope this video gives you some practical ways to cope. <iframe [...]

April 27th, 2020|Blog|

Caring for Caregivers During Crisis

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 [...]

March 30th, 2020|Blog|

How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 [...]

March 25th, 2020|Blog|

Join Us for Virtual Grief Group

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 [...]

March 17th, 2020|Blog|

Message for Our Families and Visitors

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 [...]

March 16th, 2020|Blog|

Community Message

Baue Funeral Homes, Crematory, and Cemetery is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our valued staff and helping the community we serve to do the same. We have been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak according to the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We [...]

March 13th, 2020|Blog, Uncategorized|

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead

5 Reasons Families Choose to Plan Ahead   Why do families choose to plan ahead? Just about everyone comes to me with a slightly different reason but the benefits of pre-planning boil down to these 5 things:   Protecting Your Family During Their Grief Financial and emotional decisions that would burden your family later are [...]

March 9th, 2020|Advanced Funeral Planning, Blog|