I had just joined this site last week as it became clear that I needed to begin finding answers to help care for my aging parents, especially my mother. So many people posted responses to my question, which I unfortunately was unable to respond to because I had to rush to my parents' hometown to be by mother's side in her final hours. There are so many questions that I now have, what institutions must I notify of her death? Is it easier to just call and cancel credit cards memberships as if I am her so I don't have to present proof of death? How to navigate her Medicare and secondary health care to figure out if we owe anything to the hospital?