When deciding on a funeral home for a loved one, there are many things to consider. When you begin looking for a funeral home to work with; make sure to take location, services, staff, reputation, price, and grief resources into account.
To ensure the experience you want and need during this time, make sure to research many different funeral homes and keep the following things in mind before you decide.
You will likely need a local funeral home within driving distance from your late loved one’s home. Consider where your loved one wanted their final resting place to be if they wanted a burial, and search for a reputable funeral home in that vicinity. This way, the funeral home can take care of all service and burial arrangements.
If your loved one wished for cremation services, consider finding a funeral home with a location that would have significance to your loved one. Perhaps they had a location in mind when writing their will or funeral wishes.
It’s very important to search for a funeral home with a trusted, respected, and positive reputation in the community. This will ensure the best, easiest and most helpful experience for you. A funeral home that has truly taken care of the families that trusted it with their business will be the best option for you.
Staff goes alongside this sentiment, as it’s a necessity to have a positive staff experience with the funeral home you choose. This requires sensitivity training and offerings of grief support services during a difficult time.
Make sure the funeral home you are considering offers all the services you need. From burial options, cremation services, pet cremation services, veteran’s services, green burial services, advance funeral planning and more; Stuhr Funeral Home offers a wide variety of options for families to select from.
4. Grief Resources
When going through the difficult time of planning a funeral for your loved one, it’s of the utmost importance that the funeral home of your choice
offers extensive grief support. From support groups, workshops, grief counseling referrals and so much more; Stuhr Funeral Home strives to support and care for each person going through the difficult stages of grief. The funeral home of your choice should take those same steps.
Price is an important aspect to be discussed when deciding upon a funeral home to use. You can discuss pricing for the services you require; and make it a priority to get a few different pricing options once you narrow down exactly what you need for the funeral. Make sure to prioritize what you need and see if the funeral home of your choice can help you stay within budget.