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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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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Fear of Death

Posted on January 10th, 2020
Posted by Manny Godoy under Afterlife, Death, End-Of-Life, Fear of Death, Pre-Planning
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A new Amy Adams movie centers around the common yet somewhat irrational fear of entering open or crowded spaces or even simply leaving the house, agoraphobia. But thousands of people suffer from a lesser known but equally alarming phobia, the fear of death, AKA Thanatophobia. While many, if not most, people are afraid to die, people […]

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