A DEATH HAS OCCURRED OR WILL OCCUR SOON

When a death occurs, the order in which things need to be done often depends on where the death occurred. But, one thing should always be remembered: your heightened emotional state upon the death of a loved one. That's why we suggest that you ask a friend for help - someone who is more able to think clearly, and give you the support you need.

At Home or at Work

When a death occurs at home or in the workplace, a family member or co-worker should contact emergency personnel and the person's physician if he or she was under a doctor's care. If the death occurs at home with family or friends present, and the person is under a physician's care, the family will want to call us directly.

However, if the death occurs in a residence and no one is there at the time of death, the police will need to be notified and respond to the residence before the deceased is removed from their home.

If in any case you are not sure of who to notify or what to do, you may call , and we'll assist you in notifying the proper agencies.

If Death Occurs at Home and the loved one is under Hospice Care

Contact the Hospice Nurse. A Hospice Nurse will respond to your home and make the pronouncement of death. Ask them to call California Cremation Centers at (800) 466-6110.

Our staff will respond to the location of passing and will receive the loved one into our care.

Our staff will then contact you to finalize the arrangements, online or over the fax.

If Death Occurs at a Hospital, Hospice, Nursing Home or Health Care Center

Contact the Nurse or Physician. The Nurse or Physician will come to the room and make the pronouncement of death.

Ask the Nurse to contact California Cremation Centers at (800) 466-6110.

Our staff will respond to the location of passing and will receive the loved one into our care.

Our staff will then contact you to finalize the arrangements, online or over the fax.

If Death has Occurred and the Medical Examiner or County Coroner is involved

Contact California Cremation Centers at (800) 466-6110. We will contact the Coroner's Office to arrange release of the deceased.

Prior to us taking your loved one into our care, we will need a Coroner's release form signed by the closest next of kin. Most Coroner's have a transportation fee, which we must collect from you to give to them. Once we are authorized by the Medical Examiner or Coroner, we will receive the loved one to us.

If your loved one is presently at a Coroner's facility, be sure to print and complete the proper release below and fax to us with your other completed arrangement forms.

Release Forms 

Please see our Forms page for all release forms for Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange County.