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  • Trauma Intervention Programs

TIP – San Diego’s Trauma Intervention Programs

What happens when tragedy strikes? Several times a month I get a call saying, “I’m here with a family and they have just lost their loved one.” I know that family is in good hands, and that I am talking to a TIP volunteer. When a tragedy of any sort happens in San Diego County the TIP (Trauma Intervention Programs) Read More →

  • death cafes

With assisted suicide overturned, options can help dignify death

Death cafes, doulas aim to bring comfort in final days With assisted suicide overturned, options can help dignify death By Peter Rowe Anita Neff may not be the last person you’d want to meet, but she may be the person you’d want to meet last. “I’m a death angel,” she said. As an end-of-life doula, Neff sits with the dying Read More →

  • Direct Cremation

Shopping for Funerals & Direct Cremation

Shopping for Funerals by Diccon Hyatt (with comments about Direct Cremation in blue by the staff at San Diego Memorial Society) When it comes to funeral services, the old saying that “you get what you pay for,” couldn’t be further from the truth. For example, Fertig Funeral Home in Mullica Hill will perform a “direct cremation” service for $525 plus a Read More →

  • What shall we do with the ashes?

What Shall We Do With the Ashes?

What Shall We Do With the Ashes (Cremains)?  by David Brown When a person has selected cremation and that process has been carried out, the ashes have a volume roughly that of a five pound sack of sugar plus a bit more. The bone fragments are pulverized to about kitty litter texture. Depending on the fuel and temperature used, they Read More →

  • What do I do when someone dies?

What do I do when someone dies?

If a death occurs in San Diego County follow these guidelines: What do I do when someone dies? #1 Notify the Proper Authorities At Home or at Work When someone dies at home or at work, emergency medical personnel must be contacted, and the death must be reported, usually by calling 911.  The San Diego Corner's Office  (858) 694-2895 will determine if the Read More →

  • San Diego Funerals

San Diego Funerals – Common Funeral Myths

Are you wondering about San Diego Funerals and common funeral myths? Embalming is required by law. Embalming is NEVER required for the first 24 hours. In many states, it’s not required at all under any circumstances. Refrigeration is almost always an alternative to embalming if there will be a delay before final disposition. Embalming protects the public health. There is Read More →

  • body transport after death

Death in One State, Burial in Another – Body Transport After Death

What Happens When A Loved One Dies in Another State and Body Transport After Death is Considered? In our mobile society, death arrangements often cross state lines. Even though the shipping of cremated remains is far less expensive than body-shipping, cremation is not an option for many families. What are the ways to cut costs on body transport after death when Read More →

  • Help Grieving People

How to Help Grieving People

What You Can Do? What You Can Say? Relatives, friends and neighbors are supportive at the time of a death, during the wake and funeral. Food, flowers and physical presence are among the many thoughtful expressions.  After the funeral, however, you can help grieving people as they move forward. This is when they need it most.  They need your support Read More →

  • prepay funeral

Should I Prepay For My Funeral?

What is "Preneed" or "Prepay Funeral Expenses? "Preneed" is a term coined by the funeral industry to describe the arrangement and payment of a funeral prior to death. Obviously, if you are to have any say in it, you must plan in advance of your death and consider the option of a prepay funeral. "Pre-arrangement" is also used interchangeably with Read More →

  • save money on funeral

Twelve Reasons Why People Spend Too Much on Funerals

It's easy to spend too much on funerals... Here's why: 1. Fulfilling the role of grieving "helplessness." Many people feel so devastated and overwhelmed at a time of death that they assume they should leave all funeral planning to the funeral director. Said one mortician, "That's like giving the funeral director a blank check." Being actively involved in funeral planning can Read More →

  • help funeral costs

Simple Burial and Cremation Information

History of the "traditional" funeral and simple burial practices In early America, home funerals were the practice everywhere, and each community had a group of women who came in to help with the "laying out of the dead." Visitation was held in the front parlor followed by a procession to the church and cemetery. At the time of the Civil Read More →

  • Organ Donation

Body & Organ Donation Information

Organ Donation - A Final Gift Death and consequent organ donation provides many of us with a onetime chance to make a valuable gift to humanity. All major religions approve of body and organ donation for medical and dental teaching, research, and transplants. According to public opinion polls, most people believe that such donations are desirable. Organ Donation What is Read More →

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