Connie's and my experience in getting ready for my father's suspension may provide useful information for lots of people facing the same issues. The key lessons are pretty simple; preparation, homework, and attention to detail. We also used multiple vehicles, hiring our own nursing care, using hospice, and coordinating with EMS. Two of the three proved critical. But we needed all three, since we didn't do know what would come through most quickly.
The Cryonics Institute's 103rd patient is a 79-year-old woman who was cryopreserved by her son. She had worked as a secretary from 1948 to 1968. Her son was born in 1967. Her husband (who had worked as a letter-carrier) died of cancer in 1989. None of the family ever smoked, however. Although the family was interested in cryonics, they believed that it was not affordable at that time. In 1990 the patient and her son moved into a smaller apartment where they lived together until her hospitalization and legal death.
The 102nd patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is an 87-year-old woman who has been a CI Member since 1984. She was divorced after a very brief marriage, and had no children. According to her second cousin and his wife, the patient had been a loner much of her life, and was very much an individualist. She had been young when her father died, and was very devoted to her mother, who brought her up. She had degrees in mechanical engineering and library science. She designed airplanes and won awards for her skiing.