WHERE TO BEGIN
If your loved one dies in a healthcare facility, they will notify the proper authorities, including the funeral home you have chosen to care for your loved one if they know that information.
Emergency and medical personnel involved in this part of the process will help you with obtaining a medical certificate and any other necessary paperwork.
This part of the process is often the most emotional, and we are here to help and support you. If you’re not sure what to do, call us any time.
Within the First Few Days
This also is the time to review any of your loved one’s preplanned funeral wishes and meet with a funeral director to begin planning their service. If your loved one did not preplan their funeral, you might want to start thinking about a few of the big choices you will need to make, such as:
- Burial or cremation
- If burial, the type of casket
- If burial, the location of their final resting place in a grave or mausoleum
- If cremation, the type of urn
- If cremation, the location of their final resting place through burial or scattering
- Any religious services you will need, such as clergy or spiritual leaders
- The types of services you want, such as a viewing, service, graveside memorial, etc.