For over 25 years Jodi M. Clock has worked in the ‘end-of-life planning’ industry including family and corporately owned funeral homes, advance funeral planning companies, casket manufacturers and now practices what she preaches at Clock Funeral Home with her husband Dale. She is an international speaker and expert on how to help families have a difficult conversation with their loved ones about legacy planning. Having personally witnessed the financial confusion that families endure, especially at an emotionally taxing time, Ms. Clock has centered her career on helping people to understand the options that are available to them. She currently writes and speaks about the basics of Medicaid and asset protection, how to avoid family feuds, end-of-life directives and is a seasoned expert in on pet trusts, as well as their final care.
Ms. Clock wrote Navigating the Elder Care Journey…Without Going Broke! to help people appreciate the important facts they need to know, in order to make the right financial choices, in one easy-to-understand guide. It is her hope that through personal stories, straightforward information, and family care plans which include checklists, will help people manage this process. Her goal is for everyone to become informed on options available that will not leave their hard-earned assets unnecessarily exposed, potentially saving them hundreds if not thousands of dollars, qualify for Medicaid, have their funeral expenses pre-paid therefore allowing their loved ones the ability to focus on what’s important and not have anxiety or stress over finances.
Jodi is also a huge pet advocate. She is charter member and on the leadership team of the Professional Pet Loss Alliance (PLPA), a Certificated Pet Loss Professional (CPLP) an is trained in Pet Loss and Grief Companioning. She beliefs that pets should be treated with the same dignity and respect with their end of life care as humans. When she’s not consulting or helping manage the family funeral business, you'll find her helping raise money for Furr-Ever Re-Homing Pets (a trust created to help pets be re-homed when their owner enters hospice or dies) spending time with her grandchildren, rocking out to Bruce Springsteen and hanging out on the shoreline of western Michigan.