Funeral home services should not differ too much from one funeral provider to another. The main thing that will differ is how the services are handled and delivered by the funeral provider. Also the other main factor that will differ when looking at the funeral home services is the price which is charged for these services.
Funeral services include many tasks which involve great detail when arranging a memorial service. The first of these services is the funeral director leasing on your before with all people who are to be involved in the funeral. For example, the religious figure, hospital morgue and the cemetery.
A chapel can be provided as part of the services, however many people prefer to choose their own chapel or that of the deceased.
The funeral facility should offer a visiting room as part of their funeral services so that people can pay their respects to the deceased in privacy. This funeral home service usually takes place a couple of days before the funeral. However in some cases this is not always possible, for example if the deceased’s family are traveling from a fair way away, or if the deceased is elderly as they are not able to travel as much.
Embalming is another funeral home service that many funeral directors will provide. This allows the deceased to be preserved for if an open casket is requested. The funeral home service of embalming includes replacing the deceased’s blood with chemicals and dye, then aspirating the internal organs so that there features can be set. For some mourners an open casket is essential as it gives them chance to have a physical connection with the deceased before laying them to rest. However this can also be done in a viewing room as stated previously.
Another funeral service that can be provided if it is requested is cremation. Most funeral providers will have a crematorium on site. If this is not the case they will usually partner with a crematorium. The funeral home will also be able to conduct the funeral service or a memorial service if this is preferred to a chapel.
Many funeral homes offer a new funeral service known as pre-arrangement. This is where you can visit the funeral home before death and discuss your wants and needs for when the time comes. This funeral service is becoming ever more popular as it gives people the peace of mind that their loved ones will not have to bear the load of arranging their funeral.
Many times you will find there will be set packages and prices for different funeral home services. Despite the different funeral packages offered to you it is not up to the funeral provider on which services you want and can afford. It is solely your decision. Just because the funeral director offers many different services does not mean you have to pick all of them. You should only pick the services which you require and are totally happy with to avoid spending more than your original budget for extra services that you do not feel are necessary in the remembrance of the deceased.