Euthanasia terminally ill patient ending of life concept as a medical Intervention to end pain and suffering as a health care symbol as the hand of an elderly person with an ecg or ekg flatline on a monitor graph in a 3D illustration style.At Foothill Funeral, located in the heart of Glendora, California, we understand the profound challenges and difficult decisions that families face when dealing with terminal illnesses. In this blog post, we will delve into the topic of euthanasia, its status under California law, and offer insights into supporting someone in their final stages of a fatal illness. Continue reading Euthanasia

Death Checklist: When a Loved One Dies

Close- up hand holding pen on check list paper and the format for filling in information in business concept,vintage style and softtoneAt Foothill Funeral in Glendora, California, we understand the profound grief and overwhelming emotions that follow the loss of a loved one. During these difficult times, it’s crucial to have guidance on the practical steps that need to be taken to honor your loved one’s memory and manage their affairs. In this blog post, we offer a death checklist — suggestions for what to do after a loved one dies. Continue reading Death Checklist: When a Loved One Dies

Death Doulas

Lonely elderly senior woman in a wheelchair in nursing home looking out the window, Generative AIWhen it comes to end-of-life care, we understand the significance of providing our clients and their families with the utmost compassion and personalized support. One invaluable resource in this journey is the presence of a Death Doula. In this article, we’d like to delve into the profound role of a Death Doula, shedding light on what they do and how they contribute to ensuring a peaceful transition for your loved one. Continue reading Death Doulas

Valentine’s Grief

Valentine's Grief Heart breakingGreeting card companies start promoting Valentine’s Day in January. And that’s all well and good if you’re involved in a romantic relationship. But what if you recently lost the one you love to death? It’s difficult to celebrate any holiday without someone special by your side. But with Valentine’s Day, the hurt compounds. Is there a way to get through this time of year without your loved one? Yes! In this blog, we address the difficult topic of Valentine’s grief.  Continue reading Valentine’s Grief

Medicare or Medi-Cal: How Pre-Planning Your Funeral May Help You Qualify

Medicare health insurance card. This is a John Doe mock Medicare card.The government has recently incentivized people to pre-plan their own funerals through Medicare and Medi-Cal funding. However, take steps to make sure you get the most out of your funeral pre-planning experience. This guide will help you put your plans in order, which will lighten the load your family bears after you die.

If you qualify for Medicare/Medi-Cal.

  • Pre-planning your funeral can help reduce out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Medicare/Medi-Cal covers funeral costs up to a certain amount, depending on where the death occurred and whether it was in a hospital or nursing home:
  • $700 for burial and $1,500 for cremation (if the decedent was not in a hospital or nursing home).
  • $300 per day spent at an acute care facility prior to death (up to 365 days). This includes room charges only. Medicare does not include other fees such as doctor visits.

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