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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What Could Kill You Besides Coronavirus

Posted on March 19th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Funerals, Memorials, Pre-Planning, Suicide
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With businesses and school shuttering and media outlets covering Coronavirus stories nonstop, it’s easy to get caught up in fear and worry. After all, to date, there have been 244,526 cases of the illness worldwide and more than 10,000 deaths. The United States reports 13,622 cases and 189 deaths. But allow us to allay your […]

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Funeral Home Price Transparency

Posted on February 19th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Funeral Services, Funerals
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California Consumer Watchdog Groups complain that funeral homes across the Southland continually ignore regulations relative to price transparency. The only state with such code restrictions, California requires funeral directors to provide written prices for goods and services. Called Funeral Home Price Transparency, California legislation [Article 5.5 (7685 – 7685.6)] stipulates the following: Funeral Home Price Transparency […]

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Hospice & Palliative Care

Posted on February 12th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals
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Hospital staff say that family and friends of patients sometimes refuse hospice or palliative care. They do so with the mistaken belief that the treatment will usher in the end of life. However, that is far from the case. Doctors recommend both types of care only after reaching the conclusion that curative treatment options no […]

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Grief-Busting Tips

Posted on December 30th, 2019
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Death, Grief, Uncategorized
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If you lost someone you love in 2019, you may be relieved to usher in the start of a new year. But, at the same time, celebrating anything without the one who died may tie your stomach in knots. Closing the door on beloved traditions may help with closure but might leave you feeling out […]

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