Posts Tagged ‘Funeral Home’

Do I Need a Funeral Home for Cremation?

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Do I Need a Funeral Home for Cremation?

Do I Need a Funeral Home for Cremation?

When you are overwhelmed by grief and want to say goodbye to your loved one in a way that is convenient, inexpensive, and respectful, cremation is one of the best options out there. By avoiding many of the more traditional aspects of a funeral (the casket and burial, embalming, choosing a headstone, holding a viewing), you not only save money, but time and energy as well. This is especially true if you are planning to hold a private memorial service or ash-scattering ceremony at a later date. (more…)

Cremating Someone without a Death Certificate

Sunday, April 15th, 2018
Cremating Someone without a Death Certificate

Cremating Someone without a Death Certificate

One of the greatest frustrations for families dealing with the death of a loved one is all the paperwork and bureaucracy that goes into the process. You are already grieving your loss and dealing with your pain; to wade through stacks of papers and sit on hold with county officials might seem more than you can handle.
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How to Write a Thank You Note to a Funeral Home

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
How to Write a Thank You Note to a Funeral Home

How to Write a Thank You Note to a Funeral Home

When you are coping with the loss of a loved one, some of the most important support you will get does not come from friends or family – it comes from the funeral home staff. These professionals are educated and trained to help you make burial decisions, plan a funeral, and access the support services you need as you move forward with your life. The staff is available to listen when you need it, and often provide around-the-clock answers to all your questions. (more…)

Questions to Ask a Funeral Director

Monday, December 18th, 2017
Questions to Ask a Funeral Director

Questions to Ask a Funeral Director

If you have never arranged a funeral before, the experience can be incredibly overwhelming. Not only are you dealing with your issues of grief, but the world of funeral planning has its own rules, regulations, and language. If you’re unfamiliar with these, you might quickly break down under the strain of making decisions and knowing how to respond. (more…)

Checklist: How to Choose a Funeral Home

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Checklist: How to Choose a Funeral Home

Checklist: How to Choose a Funeral Home

When a loved one dies, the first decision you will be asked to make is what funeral home you would like to take care of the body. It might seem a bit overwhelming to choose a provider while you are still reeling from your loss, but sooner is better when it comes to planning a funeral. You only have about three to seven days to make all the final decisions, so spending a few days deciding on a funeral home can consume a substantial chunk of that time. (more…)

Department of Health and Burial Assistance

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Department of Health and Burial Assistance

Department of Health and Burial Assistance

Most states have a department dedicated to human and health services. Often known as a Department of Human Services, Department of Health Services, Department of Social and Health Services, or Department of Health and Welfare (just to name a few), these government-run organizations exist to provide social services and health care support to low-income families or families in crisis. (more…)

Why Do Funeral Homes Close?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Why Do Funeral Homes Close?

Why Do Funeral Homes Close?

If you have ever shopped for a funeral home, you probably noticed that many of them make some mention of how long they have been in the business (and in the community). There is something about an establishment that has been serving the same area for 20, 50, or even 100 years that makes us feel good about giving them our business—especially when it comes to pre-planning a funeral. After all, we want some kind of guarantee that the funeral home will continue to be there when we need their services. (more…)

How to Choose a Crematory

Monday, May 16th, 2016
How to Choose a Crematory

How to Choose a Crematory

Most people already know that when they are ready to start funeral planning, they will need to select the funeral home and cemetery that will be handling their loved one’s remains. After all, the funeral home you choose determines who will be responsible for overseeing the entire funeral process, and the cemetery is where you will visit your loved one’s remains for decades to come. (more…)

Is it Better to Buy Burial Insurance or Life Insurance?

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Is it Better to Buy Burial Insurance or Life Insurance?

Is it Better to Buy Burial Insurance or Life Insurance?

At first glance, burial insurance and life insurance are the same thing: it is a payout that goes to your family or beneficiary when you die. Death is an inevitable part of the world we live in, and having an insurance policy in place for when that happens is a smart way to ensure your family has enough money to bury you without dipping into their own pockets. (more…)

The Funeral Home Staff

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
The Funeral Home Staff

The Funeral Home Staff

When you plan a funeral for a loved one, chances are you will be in contact with the funeral director and/or the funeral assistant for most of the time. These individuals serve as the point of communication for almost all your burial and cremation needs, making it easy for you to form a personal connection and ensure that you receive the high level of service you deserve. (more…)