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How to Say Goodbye to Someone in Hospice Care
Tips for saying goodbye to someone in hospice care and how to navigate the complex emotions and processes that come with the end of a loved one's life.
Who to Notify When Someone Dies Checklist
The legal and financial responsibilities typically fall on the family after a loved one passes away.
Celebration of Life Events in Orange County: Special Places to Visit
If you’re looking for Celebration of Life venues in Orange County, or just looking for a great, local spot to relax at, look no further. We've compiled a short list of special places to visit during your time here.
Dying Without a Will in California
Unfortunately, dying without a will in California is a common occurrence. Here are scenarios of what happens when a loved one dies without having a will in place.
Famous People Buried in California
While many of our most favorite celebrities choose to be laid to rest in their hometowns, these famous celebrity graves exist in Southern California, mainly in the Los Angeles area.
Going Out With a Bang: Cremation Fireworks
Cremation fireworks are the incorporation of a loved one’s ashes into a fireworks display. This can be an especially dramatic, amazing, and just plain fun way to celebrate the life of the departed.
Apple’s Legacy Contact: Accessing Your Loved One’s Phone After They Die
A Legacy Contact is a person that you designate to have access to your Apple account’s data in the event of your death. So if you’ve ever wondered what happens to your phone after you die, read on to learn how to choose a Legacy Contact and what that means.
5 Reasons to Celebrate Nurses During National Nurses’ Week
We’re happy to celebrate nurses every May to honor all of the hard work and sacrifices they make to help the community. Here are five reasons why nurses make a difference and why they are always worth celebrating.
7 Celebration of Life Ideas in San Diego
San Diego is a great city in which to plan birthday parties, anniversaries, and retirement events. Though less widely considered, it also has a wealth of Celebration of Life ideas venues to consider.
What is a Death Doula?
A death doula is someone who helps someone else in their transition of death. Not only can the doula assist the person who is dying, but they can also help families and friends as they deal with the loss.
Scattering Ashes at Sea: 5 Service Providers in Southern California
Whether you’re in Southern California, on the East Coast, or in the Midwest, scattering ashes in a body of water is a common practice when it comes to honoring a loved one. The symbolism—of literally letting your loved one go, can be cathartic and beautiful, a meaningful step in the grieving process.
8 Celebration of Life Ideas in LA: Banquet Venues
Celebration of Life events put a positive spin on honoring the deceased, gathering friends and family together to create a happy event, commemorating someone’s life. Rather than perpetuate a somber mood, a Celebration of Life encourages creativity and joyful festivities to lighten the mood around death.
Quickly Get a Death Certificate Online in California with VitalChek Services
As the only external processor authorized by agencies across the nation for ordering vital records online, VitalChek is by far the best solution for funeral homes that order death certificates as a service, reducing the wait time from weeks to days.
How Veterans Can Apply for Financial Funeral Benefits
When a veteran passes away, their family may qualify for certain benefits. We’ve compiled the most commonly asked questions about veteran’s benefits to help provide clarity and to alleviate potential concerns.
6 Celebration of Life Ideas in Los Angeles: Outdoor Venues
Celebration of Life events are honoring the deceased in colorful and unique ways, even long after the loved ones have been buried or their ashes scattered. There is no wrong way to throw a Celebration of Life.
Scattering Ashes in California in 2023: A Complete Guide
California families have many options when it comes to scattering ashes in the Golden State: From the world’s tallest trees to historic landmarks, from national parks to urban beaches, you’re sure to find a place that celebrates your loved one's life in a fitting way.
A Guide to Cremation Costs in California
While families and friends work through the grief after a loved one passes away, another burden that’s rarely discussed is the financial deficit that funerals can put families in.
How to Get a Copy of a Death Certificate in California
Filing paperwork after the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Surviving family members often have questions about death certificates, and how to go about preparing and filing this vital record.
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