Funerals: An Overview

Funeral Homes There are over than 32,000 local funeral homes in the U.S., and these businesses are offering an expanding range of services, such as grief counseling and personalized caskets. The funeral home industry has undergone a consolidation in recent years, and many local funeral homes are actually owned by a large national corporation. Increasingly, the Read more…

Reverse Mortgages

Reverse Mortgages  – Facts To Consider The reverse mortgage was designed to help homeowners bridge their lives between work and retirement. This is why the reverse mortgage can be the right financial vehicle for older homeowners who still have a significant amount of equity in their home, but are limited in their cash reserves and Read more…

Elder Law – Estate And End-Of-Life Planning – Power Of Attorney

WILLS & TRUSTS – CONSERVATORSHIPS – POWER OF ATTORNEY – HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES – ELDER ABUSE – PROBATE & ESTATE LAWYERS…. Estate planning includes more then having your will and trust prepared. It also includes preparing final directives and end-of-life instructions for your children and loved ones to follow. This can include planning to have a conservatorship in place should Read more…

How To Report Elder Abuse – Los Angeles County

How To Report Elder Abuse In Los Angeles County: The Los Angeles Adult Protective Services (APS) is a 24-hour public service program that investigates all reported at-risk elder abuse complaints. Types of referrals include physical, sexual or financial abuse, isolation, neglect, or self-neglect. If you suspect someone is the victim of elder abuse contact the following Read more…

Funeral Glossary Of Terms

Alternative Container: An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle without ornamentation, often made of fiberboard, pressed wood or composition materials, and generally lower in cost than caskets. Casket/Coffin: A box or chest for burying remains. Cemetery Property: A grave, crypt or niche. Cemetery Services: Opening and closing graves, crypts or niches; setting grave liners and vaults; setting Read more…

What Type Of Funeral-Burial Do You Want?

Understanding Your Funeral And Burial Options Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be Read more…