The Help Your Funeral Director Provides
The funeral home will be contacted to begin making cremation services in Phoenix, AZ as soon as your loved one dies. You probably will not make the call yourself. Instead, if your loved one dies in a hospital, an assisted living facility, or a nurse home, a medical professional will make the call.
If your loved one had hospice care at home, then the hospice nurse who comes after your loved one dies will make the call. Although it is unlikely that the funeral director will be the first staff member of the funeral home you will meet, they will be your go-to person for the entire funeral process.
So, what help does your funeral director provide?
First, the funeral director will make arrangements to have your loved one transported from the place where they died to the funeral home. This process is very respectful and discreet, and you will find that the funeral home employees who are transporting your loved one will be attuned and empathetic to your needs.
The funeral director will work with you to make funeral arrangements for your loved one. The meeting where this process begins will usually be within 24 hours after your loved one has been transported to the funeral home.
You will find that the funeral director is fully attentive to serving the needs of your loved one and of you and your family. You will meet in a private room. There are no disruptions. You can stay as long as you need to. The funeral director is there for you and your family when they are with you.
All the funeral arrangements for your loved one will be made during this meeting. That will include cremation services, choosing a customized urn for your loved one’s cremation remains, planning a service of remembrance, and ensuring that any special requests or wishes your loved one or you have will be taken care of.
Once everything is planned, the funeral director will take the reins and coordinate and manage every aspect of your loved one’s funeral. However, they will confirm everything with you, so they work with you to make sure the funeral for your loved one is perfect.
The funeral director will also provide help if you or your loved one have not yet written an obituary. If you want a picture of your loved one to be included in the obituary, you should bring it to the funeral home with you. The funeral director will scan it to make sure it is a high-quality picture and they will return it to you.
The funeral director can also provide help if you decide that you want to set up a memorial fund for your loved one. The funeral home can collect the donations that people make to the fund and make sure they are distributed according to your wishes.
The funeral director will also provide help by getting death certificates and making sure that Social Security is notified of your loved one’s death. Be sure to bring your loved one’s Social Security card to the funeral home when you meet to arrange their funeral.
The funeral director can also provide help if you decide you want to preplan your own funeral. They can get your specific wishes for every part of the funeral documented and saved, so that when you die, your family is spared the burden of having to plan your funeral while they are grieving your loss.
If you want to know more about cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, our compassionate and experienced staff at Simply Cremations & Funeral Arrangements can help.