After choosing a mortuary, the next urgent decision to make is whether the body is to be embalmed or refrigerated. You may be surprised to learn that you do have this choice.
Current California law requires funeral directors to obtain permission from bereaved families before embalming. As a result, many mortuaries have installed special refrigerators or enlarged their current ones and offer refrigeration as an alternative to embalming. Charges for refrigeration are often based on the number of days, so if for any reason the funeral, cremation, or burial is delayed, the refrigeration charges maybe higher than the cost of embalming.
Guardian Memorial offers these established and lawful methods of preservation for your loved one's remains. Please contact us for more information.