Losing a loved one, whether a family or friend, is always painful and stressful. Most people when mourning their loved ones become completely confused and unable to make proper decisions. They become emotionally drained but they can still ensure that the deceased gets a proper sendoff thanks to funeral home service companies. These companies can help you organize for all funeral services depending on what your family or friends wishes. Different roles of funeral home service companies are discussed below.
What funeral home service companies do
1. Certificates and/or permits
When somebody dies, the family has to get necessary certificates and/or permits before he/she is laid to rest. These certificates and/or permits are usually obtained from different administrative departments. For instance, it is possible that a death certificate and burial permit are obtained from different offices. When you are grieving, you may not have the time or energy to look for these certificates and/or permits. Funeral homes know where to obtain them and therefore help people in getting the necessary certificates and permits in the event of death. They consult the family so as to obtain necessary information to complete the paperwork.
2. Preserving the body
These companies help in removing the lifeless body from the place of death (whether a hospital, nursing home or family home) and transferring it to the funeral home. They also take care of the deceased in a professional way as demanded by the family. This may include restorative art, washing, dressing, embalming, casketing, cosmetology and hairdressing. They can also transport the body to the cemetery or family home for burial.
3. Preparation of obituaries
Funeral home service companies help people to prepare obituaries of the deceased and distribute them to the appropriate media outlets as requested by the family. They know how to prepare these obituaries and circulate them professionally because this is the job they do more often.
4. Make funeral service and cemetery arrangements
These companies also help people to organize for the funeral service of their loved ones either at the family home or place of worship. They can quickly contact clergies, and other groups such as singers and musicians as requested by the family to participate or be present during the funeral service. If the body is to be incinerated, they can help you complete the required legal paperwork for the cremation. If the deceased is to be buried in a cemetery, these companies help the family to prepare the graveyard in advance.