Losing a loved one is not something light and it usually comes as a shock to people. The majority of people who have dealt with the death of a friend, colleague, or family member are usually troubled with the question of what to do next. Very few individuals are prepared for such an event since as human beings we don’t like to face the fact that death is imminent.
To help people deal with such stressful situations, funeral homes also referred to as mortuaries or funeral parlors offer services that attend to the deceased and his or her family during the funeral process. Such companies relieve the immediate family and friends the burden of dealing directly with their dearly departed. Services provided by funeral homes include;
Funeral homes usually organize the moving of the deceased from the place of death which can be either from the hospital, home, nursing home etc. The company will also ensure that the body is transported to whatever destination that the bereaved family wishes it to be moved until the deceased is laid to rest.
Provision of professional care
Funeral homes are also tasked with the responsibility of attending to the deceased as per the request of the family members. The professional care services provided by these parlors include embalming, washing, casketing, dressing cosmetology, casketing and restorative art. They will also provide things urns in the case of cremation.
The funeral homes will also consult the family so as to get the needed information for preparing death certificates and to organize the funeral and burial services. During this process, the company ensures that it has formulated, completed, and filed all the necessary paperwork that includes the death certificate, authorizations, and permits.
With information gathered from immediate family members and close friends, the funeral parlors also compose obituaries that are inclusive of biographical information, service information, and survivor information. The obituary is then sent to all the newspapers that the family has requested.
Provision of memorial products
Most people prefer to have memorial products that will remind them of the final send off of their loved ones. Funeral homes come in handy in such situations since they provide acknowledgement cards, register books, memorial folders, Memorial Tribute DVDs, thank you cards, and prayer cards as requested by the bereaved family.
Organization of the funeral service
These companies ensure that the funeral services are orderly and that the attendants are well attended to. They help the families in the arrangement of framed photos, flowers, and memorial pieces in the venue of the service. They also direct the preferred funeral service in a professional way starting from the visitation to the actual funeral service, to the processional (if requested by the family) and finally to the disposition of the body (burial or cremation).
After the deceased has been laid to rest, and the burial service has been concluded, the funeral parlor staff will ensure the safe delivery of the register books, memorial contributions made towards the bereaved family, flowers, flower cards, tribute DVD, family photos, and any other relevant items back to the family.