When a loved one passes away, perhaps you are in the hospital with them or maybe you get a call from the nursing home or hospice care where they lived. However it happens, it’s never easy news to take. And you might feel a sense of shock at first. Once you get over that initial feeling, you know you need to reach out to funeral homes in Reading, PA and get started on the final services. Here are a few steps to follow after someone you love passes on.
Get The Death Certificate In Order
You are going to need the death certificate for a range of things, and you can’t do a whole lot without it. If your loved one passed away in a hospital or another medically related location, the process will move forward automatically. IF they happened to die at home, you will have to have an EMT or medical official come to their home and declare them dead in order to start that process. If you need assistance, the funeral home can certainly help with the process.
Have Your Loved One Transported
You won’t want to wait too long to figure out what funeral home you are going to use so you can call them and have them transport your loved one from the place of their death to the funeral home facilities. There, you know they will be in good hands while you make arrangements and get everything else in order.
Once you know your loved one is in good hands, that gives you peace of mind about at least a little bit of the process. You can then take a little more time arranging what needs to happen next. You can sit down with the funeral home professionals and look over the options and the various packages they have available. Keep in mind that the packages include everything you need for each service. But you can also customize anything you’d like and add things to the packages as well. This is all about what your family wants and needs and what you feel is best for your loved one. While the funeral home won’t make decisions for you, they will support you in the decisions you make.
There are, of course, many other steps to making arrangements with funeral homes in Reading, PA, but even if you haven’t had to make plans of this nature before, the professionals at Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc. are here for you. We’ll help you through the process in a step by step nature, so you don’t leave anything important out. We will let you know what decisions need to be made and when, so you are able to stay on the right timeline for whatever services you decide are best for your loved one. You and everyone in your family will get nothing but compassion from us whenever we visit. And when you leave your plans to us, we’ll implement them with grace.