Bereaved Parents Month

July is Bereaved Parents' MonthAt Foothill Funeral, we understand that life’s journey is filled with moments of joy and sorrow. As a compassionate funeral home, we support families through the toughest times of their lives. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge July as National Bereaved Parents’ Month. Losing a child is an experience no parent should ever have to endure. And yet, countless parents face this devastating reality every year. The pain of such a loss is incomprehensible, and it leaves a wound that never truly heals. This month, we come together as a community to offer solace. We also understand, and want to strengthen parents who carry the immense burden of grief.

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Funeral Etiquette

Funeral Etiquette HearseFunerals are events that come with a lot of emotions. And it is essential attendees understand and follow proper etiquette to show respect to the deceased and their loved ones. While it may seem like a somber occasion, a memorial service is an opportunity to offer support to those grieving and celebrate the life of the person who has died. In this blog post, we examine recommended funeral etiquette. Continue reading Funeral Etiquette

Children & Grief: 7 Ways to Help

Grieving family walking through a cemetery with childrenGrief is a natural and necessary part of life, but it can be especially difficult for children to process. As parents and caregivers, it is our responsibility to help children understand and cope with the loss of a loved one. At Foothill Funeral in Glendora, California, we understand how important it is to provide support to families during this difficult time. Here are some tips on how to help children process grief:

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Infant Mortality Month

FFC Infant Mortality Month Every 2 hours and 37 minutes, a baby in the United States dies before his or her 1st birthday. What’s more, about 3,700 infants die in the first year of life every year. The 5-year average for 2014–2018 was 39 infants per 100,000 live births. September is National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. In observance of that event, we wanted to examine this sad and serious subject. If you, or someone you love, has lost an infant, please accept our sincere condolences. Processing grief for infants is a delicate matter. When that infant dies from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), the associated shock can compound that grief.

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Grief Care Package

Funeral Home Care PackageAcross the country, COVID-19 restrictions limit the number of people who can attend funeral services. This is especially true in Southern California, where Foothill Funeral & Cremation is located. As a result, we need to adapt and learn how to support people who are grieving, even if we can’t show up in person. Of course, you could always send flowers. But if you want to step away from the norm and make someone’s day, why not put together a grief care package?  Here are several ideas for doing just that:

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