Home funerals are legal everywhere (not just California), although California’s regulations are especially well-designed to give the family power and autonomy to care for their own dead.
If you find your medical professionals are not supportive of this choice, we can help. Hospice nurses, hospital staff, and funeral directors are often not malicious in giving misinformation to families. They simply don’t know the laws and rights regarding home funerals and keeping a body at home. Don’t let someone in a position of authority tell you you can’t keep a loved one at home. Contact Clarity and we will help advocate for you with your medical team.
Here’s a video our founder Caitlin Doughty made to help you know what your rights to keep the body at home or at a funeral home, and also know how to work WITH a funeral home to achieve your goals.