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What is a POLST Document?

You've had a terrible accident at home or are at the end of life and now the end is drawing near. Something has necessitated the calling of EMTs (emergency medical technicians) and they are on their way. You may think that Read More →

By |2021-01-03T19:34:34+00:00December 30th, 2020|News, Paperwork|Comments Off on What is a POLST Document?

Planning a Funeral | 5 Key Tips

Planning a Funeral and/or making funeral arrangements at the last minute can be stressful, expensive, and disappointing in terms of services received. Planning ahead can provide the following benefits: Large cost savings, quite possibly cutting funeral costs by half.• Funeral service Read More →

By |2020-09-22T18:00:55+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Creative Services, Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Planning a Funeral | 5 Key Tips

Life After Death: Burial Options in a Sustainable Future

Embalming, cremation and casket-making are far from eco-friendly. Some researchers want to return human bodies to the earth naturally. By Joan Meiners August 6, 2020 What might sustainable cemeteries of the future look like? Seattle-based Recompose says human compost, trees and Read More →

By |2020-09-03T19:05:46+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Creative Services, Green Burial|Comments Off on Life After Death: Burial Options in a Sustainable Future

Cremation Information

This information is from the Consumer Guide to Funeral and Cemetery Purchases https://www.cfb.ca.gov/consumer/funeral.shtml CREMATION INFORMATION California law requires written acknowledgment of the following disclosure when cremation is to take place: "The human body burns with the casket, container, or other material Read More →

By |2020-07-07T19:32:41+00:00July 7th, 2020|Cremation, Death Away From Home|Comments Off on Cremation Information

Your Right to Die (An Overview of Final Exit Network)

This post is meant to be informative and not an endorsement. Final Exit Network's mission is: To educate qualified individuals in practical, peaceful ways to end their lives, offer a compassionate bedside presence and defend their right to choose. Their Vision Read More →

By |2020-05-21T15:18:42+00:00May 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Your Right to Die (An Overview of Final Exit Network)

Financial Assistance for Funerals

Financial Assistance for Funerals: Information and Resources BA-FCA cannot provide direct financial assistance for funerals or death care, but we can help you find the best prices in the Bay Area for simple funeral arrangements, and we can direct you to some sources Read More →

By |2020-05-04T20:07:08+00:00May 12th, 2020|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Financial Assistance for Funerals

Funeral Consumer Information

For questions, contact Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance, 802-233-6326, josh@funerals.org The Federal Trade Commission requires all funeral homes to give consumers price quotes by phone, and to give them a printed complete price list when they show up in Read More →

By |2020-04-20T18:27:13+00:00April 20th, 2020|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Funeral Consumer Information

Is Home Burial Right For You?

Home burials were commonplace until the 1860's, according to the home funeral alliance. Death and grieving are often a highly personalized experience and before the 1860s the common practice was for a family to prepare the deceased body of their loved Read More →

By |2020-04-07T21:48:48+00:00April 7th, 2020|Creative Services, Green Burial|Comments Off on Is Home Burial Right For You?
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