Publications available from FCAI (and others)
- Our Putting My House in Order provides for Personal Instruction for Cooperating Mortuary, and complies with Idaho Code Title 54 Chapter 11.
- We refer you to the State of Idaho Attorney General's page for latest information and forms concerning Living Wills and Idaho's Natural Death Act (with a state-formatted version of the form, a PDF).
- The Idaho Quality of Life Coalition has extensive additional information about Advance Care Planning in Idaho, including an overview of the Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST).
Before you sign your advance directive, you may want to read some things that everyone should know about living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care.
The following information brochures (as PDF documents) are available from this site or the national FCA for viewing, downloading and printing, at no charge:
- Four-Step Funeral Planning: Where to Start When You Don't Know How to Start
- Beat the High Cost of Funerals: Benefits of Society Membership
- Your Funeral Consumer Rights in Idaho, summarized by the Funeral Ethics Organization (Feb. 2012)
- A Consumers Guide to Cemetery Purchases
- Common Funeral Myths
- Cremation Explained: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- Death Away from Home
- Did you forget: The Most important Part of Funeral Planning
- Earth Burial: A Tradition in Simplicity
- Eco-Friendly Death and Funeral Choices
- Guide to Funeral Planning: Affordable Options
- Help to Grieving People: What You Can Say, What You Can Do
- Home Funerals in Virginia; a Revived Tradition (from FCA of Virginia Blue Ridge)
- How to File a Funeral or Cemetery Complaint
- How to Plan a Memorial Service
- How to Read a Mortuary's General Price List (GPL)
- Cómo leer la Lista General de Precios (GPL)
- How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains (United States Postal Service Publication 139, updated Feb. 2014)
- Lay Me to Rest in a Plain Pine Box: One Mother's Letter to her Children
- Leave More than Memories
- Light, Like the Sun An Essay on Cremation
- No One Wants to Talk About Death: How to Help
- Organ and Body Donation - A Gift to Science
- Pre-paying for Your Funeral in Idaho (from the Funeral Ethics Organizations, which offers similar pamphlets for other states as well)
- Prepaying Your Funeral – Benefits and Dangers
- Recycle Medical Devices
- The Funeral Consumer Movement From One Local Society to a National Voice
- "Simple and Cheap" My Father Said by the Daughter of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black
- Starting a Funeral Committee in Your Congregation
- Resources for consumer advocates, including "Starting a Funeral Consumers Alliance"
- Ten Tips for Saving Funeral Dollars
- Twelve Reasons Why People Spent "Too Much" for a Funeral
- Veteran's Funeral & Burial Benefits, Including Spouse and Dependent Children
- Viewing and Visitation: The Difference
- What Shall We Do with the Ashes?
- What Would We, the Family, Like? A reflection of personal choice
- What You Should Know About Embalming
We also have a planning kit, Before I Go, You Should Know, for $12 (check or money order). Send your request to:
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Idaho, Inc.
PO Box 1919
Boise, Idaho 83701-1919