Palliative Care vs Hospice Care – Differences

If someone in your family is dying, you may be asked to decide between hospice and palliative care for them. So, how do you decide? What is the difference between the two? Someone you know may have had hospice care, so you pretty much know what it is. It gets...

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California Right to Die Law

  California Right to Die Law California’s Governor, Jerry Brown signed The End of Life Option Act (California Right to Die Law)into effect on October 5, 2015. Recent efforts by many groups including the organization Death With Dignity had finally led to the...

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Organ Donation – Save a Life

When organ donors die, it is possible for them to save as many as eight lives if their organs are ready to use. In 2014, more than 28,000 transplants saved patients who needed them; thousands died waiting for transplants that could save them - please consider organ...

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Implants & Prosthetics – Recycled

When someone in your family passes, there are so many things to think about – the services, the burial, the legal issues, and it goes on and on. Now that we have implants and artificial parts there are more questions. What are you supposed to do? Can these man-made...

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Rental Caskets – What!

What do you do if you want both a traditional funeral or viewing, but then cremation and scattering of the ashes? If some of the family wishes to have funeral services (which are important to have) and others prefer the scattering of ashes; both are possible without...

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Ash Scattering – Need to Know

Is it your responsibility to scatter a loved one’s cremains (ashes)? If so, there are some things you should know before you start and some decisions that should be made – else you could be sorry! Location of Ash Scattering Where are you planning to scatter the...

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Why Have Funeral Service ?

When someone we love dies, how do we decide if we should have a funeral service, or not? Taking a look at the reasons to have a funeral may help us decide. The very act of having a ceremony illustrates the respect for the deceased individual. The service aides the...

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Die with Dignity – Not in California – SB-128 Failed

After passing the California Senate 23-15, SB-128 was shelved for 2015 because Democratic lawmakers were afraid doctors would talk poor people into ending their lives. Senators Wolk and Morning, who authored the bill, proposed it as death with dignity. However, those...

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World War II Veterans – Trip to Washington

On Sunday, May 4, 2015, eighty World War II veterans will return to San Diego International Airport on a chartered flight after visiting the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. The veterans left on Friday. On Saturday, they will visit the WWII Memorial, and then the...

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