Grief in a Pandemic

Posted on June 16th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Death, Funerals
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(Part 1 in a Series) If someone you love died during the COVID-19 pandemic, you likely encountered numerous issues relative to the death. This is true regardless of whether or not the deceased person died as a result of the Coronavirus. Since mid-March, millions of families across the world have encountered unique challenges when someone […]

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How to Plan a Funeral During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on June 9th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, COVID-19, Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals, Memorials
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Since mid-March, people have faced tough decisions about Coronavirus as it relates to the death and life celebrations of loved ones. In many cases, with strict social distancing guidelines in place, the state forbids mourners from hosting gatherings of more than 10 people. In LA County, where Foothill Funeral & Cremation is located, California Governor […]

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Pandemic Pre-Planning

Posted on May 13th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Fear of Death, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized
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(Part 1 of a 2-Part Series) We have recently fielded lots of calls from people who are concerned about repercussions of COVID-19 relative to their end-of-life planning. With death featured so prominently in the news, we can’t escape thoughts about what would occur if it happens to us. And after working in the funeral industry […]

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Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders

Posted on April 8th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Coronavirus, Death, Funerals
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As we mentioned in last week’s blog post, hospital staff members around the world are considering universal “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders for all COVID-19 patients. In a follow-up to the piece which first examined the practice by a reporter for the Washington Post, Forbes maintains that medical personnel still struggle with the decision, as […]

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Mortuary Practice & COVID-19

Posted on March 27th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Cremation, Death, Funerals, Memorials
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If someone asks you to find an article or blog post written over the past several weeks not referencing the coronavirus, you would be hard-pressed to comply. The topic has been front-of-mind and top-of-tongue for virtually every person living on Planet Earth. This obsession includes the funeral industry. And while we deal with death on […]

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