National Alzheimer’s Disease Month & Pre-Planning

Posted on November 3rd, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals, Memorials, Pre-Planning
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November is National Alzheimer’s Diseases Awareness Month. The campaign was created in 1983. It raises awareness and challenges the stigma about the disease, which impacts 5.4 million Americans and their families. Dementia is a concern for funeral homes. Although it attacks the brain rather than the body, it eventually claims the lives of its victims. […]

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When You Can’t Attend the Funeral

Posted on July 31st, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Burial, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Death, End-Of-Life, Funerals, Memorials
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Losing someone you love is difficult even in idyllic circumstances. When you can’t attend the funeral, you may experience even more distress than if you had been able to formally mark your grief and support. One of the most important processes during mourning is bidding farewell to the deceased at a memorial service or life […]

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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 19th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Caskets, Coronavirus, Death, End-Of-Life, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized
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Part 2 of a 2-Part Series This week, we conclude our two-part series about pandemic pre-planning. To read part one, click here. We started the series because we have recently fielded numerous calls from people who are concerned about repercussions of COVID-19 relative to their end-of-life planning. One way to make sure you take care of your family […]

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Brain Death

Posted on April 18th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Brain Death, Death, End-Of-Life, Uncategorized
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Although people often joke about someone being “braindead,” the reality is no laughing matter. Brain Death is described as the total and irreversible loss of all brain function and the circumstance under which the donation of vital organs most commonly takes place. Another, more detailed definition is: “There is only one kind of death — […]

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