SOURCE: Life's Last Needs

Life's Last Needs

October 07, 2009 09:00 ET Launches First of Its Kind Web Community for End-of-Life Issues, Covering Death, Dying, Funerals & Bereavement

The Web's Newest and Most Comprehensive Portal Providing Information on Legal, Medical, Financial and Religious Issues Encountered at the End of Life Along With a Business Directory of Related Services

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) -, a new website for individuals and families interested in the important legal, medical, financial and religious issues associated with the passing of a loved one, today announced the hard-launch of its full-featured Web community. The new site will offer frequently updated content from leading attorneys, medical and financial professionals, social workers and religious advisors. It will feature a searchable regional directory designed to quickly and easily locate the most qualified end-of-life related services and professionals in the Northeast United States. Additionally, members of our staff are available for speaking engagements and media appearances.

As the first Web community devoted to the issues experienced during the last stages of life and immediately afterwards, is designed to provide a comprehensive resource to guide people through these very difficult times in a way that will make sense. publishes original, regularly updated content such as:

-- Professional articles written by attorneys, certified funeral directors, financial practitioners and medical professionals who specialize in death, dying, and funeral-related issues

-- Community forums for discussion of more specific death-related questions or commentary, providing an anonymous way for individuals to post stories or personal experiences

-- Articles written by spiritual advisors from a variety of religious affiliations that deal with mourning and bereavement

-- Free checklists of standard funeral probate procedures available for download

-- Free newsletters and RSS feeds for site members

-- Caregiver's Headquarters, designed to provide support and resources for the adult caretaker

"At, we try to make what is a difficult situation a little easier to tolerate. We understand how unpleasant it can be to cope with the death of a family member or friend, and wanted to create a Web community where users can locate information, advice or service providers to help facilitate the death, dying, funeral and bereavement process," said Benjamin Zeidler, President of "It's our goal to provide our users with a reliable and efficient resource for either answering their questions directly or providing links to highly qualified local professionals. Additionally, we have provided our users with expansive forums in which they can provide encouragement, offer advice, or simply feel connected to another person."

Another key component to is the new regional interactive directory service that provides users with a searchable Yellow Pages style database where they can easily find end of life, death and funeral related services and professionals close to home. In addition to a standard directory listing, businesses can include a description of their philosophies, products or services, allowing them to reach a broader customer base. A reviews and comments section enables users to also rate the quality of their experience with vendors. Qualified businesses and professionals who would like to be included in the directory are eligible for a free basic listing with the option to purchase more pronounced listings, as well as various-sized display advertisements.

"We feel the searchable directory really complements LLN's existing platforms by providing family members with a practical application for quickly locating virtually any type of death, dying, and funeral-related service provider during a difficult time," said Zeidler. "It's our goal to provide our users with a reliable and efficient resource for either answering their questions directly or providing links to highly qualified local professionals." plans to offer its Yellow Pages style directory service nationwide starting January 1, 2010. For more information please visit

ABOUT LIFESLASTNEEDS.COM is the new service that brings together qualified individuals specializing in end-of-life legal, medical, financial and religious issues to provide the Web's most comprehensive resource for death and dying related questions and concerns. Businesses and professionals can learn more about becoming a member of the network by visiting or calling 215-953-9100.

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