Choosing a Funeral Home
Choosing a funeral provider is an important decision. Whether you need immediate assistance because a death has occurred, want to plan for a death that may be close-at-hand or are interested in learning more about the many advance-planning options available, it’s important to choose a funeral home that offers support, guidance and the ability to meet your needs.
Whether you choose our facility or another, we offer these helpful tips to ensure your family receives the best service possible.
Here are some important things to look for when choosing a funeral home:
- A caring, knowledgeable staff.
Many families have little or no experience in planning a funeral or cremation. There are dozens of items that must be taken care of when a loved one dies. It’s important that the funeral home you choose has an experienced and thoughtful staff who will take the time to explain your options, work within your budget and answer any questions you may have. Your family should feel comfortable with the people you work with and the choices you make.
- A full-service, reputable facility.
There are some funeral and cremation providers who offer limited services or advertise prices that are not inclusive of all the services or merchandise you may actually need. Ask questions to ensure that you are getting a full understanding of the services you will receive for the price quoted.
- A funeral home that will accommodate your needs and requests.
The funeral facility you choose should be both willing and able to work with you and your family to accommodate your special needs. This might involve your choice of service location or service time, special religious or military needs or simply a personal preference about the way you’d like to remember your loved one or be remembered. No two people are the same, why should funerals be?
- An itemized list of prices.
Funeral homes are required by law to provide consumers a price list of the services and merchandise available and an itemized list of the services and merchandise chosen. You should be wary of a funeral home that is reluctant or unable to provide this information.
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