Crypts & Vaults: Alternate Final Options

Family Mausoleum with crypt and vaultWhen it comes to planning, many consider traditional burial or cremation, but there is a lesser-known option that’s both unique and dignified – the choice of a vault or crypt. We’re here to shed light on this option, the types of places that offer it, and the containers available for placement. Continue reading Crypts & Vaults: Alternate Final Options

SoCal Cremation & Burial

SoCal Cremation costsFoothill Funeral, a compassionate funeral home located in Glendora, which is in Southern California. Today, we want to shed light on a topic that often arises when planning end-of-life services: the costs associated with SoCal cremation and burial. As experienced funeral professionals, we understand the importance of transparency and guidance during this sensitive time. So, let us provide you with insights into the pricing aspects of burial and cremation services in Southern California.

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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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How to Plan a Funeral

Action plan concept illustration. Time management. Vector illustrationIf someone you love dies, you may face the difficult task of planning their funeral. This can be a challenging process to handle alone. But don’t worry. We are here to help guide you through it. In this blog post, we will walk you through how to plan a funeral, from choosing the venue to picking out the perfect outfit for the day of the memorial. Continue reading How to Plan a Funeral

National Alzheimer’s Disease Month & Pre-Planning

Alzheimer's Dementia Pre-Planning FuneralNovember 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. In fact, it renders them unable to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL) without assistance. Thus, they are unable to understand, let alone articulate their end-of-life wishes. For this reason, pre-planning makes sense. Also, even if you escape the horrors of contracting the condition yourself, your loved ones may succumb. And if they outlive you, they will not be able to manage arrangements relative to your funeral or memorial plans. Continue reading National Alzheimer’s Disease Month & Pre-Planning