Sometimes, someone you love might get ill and pass away in the hospital. Other times, perhaps they pass away in their sleep, or are allowed to die in their home after a long illness. There are certain steps that need to be taken to move forward with cremation in Elmira, NY and other funeral arrangements.
If the death is unexpected, you will call 911 so paramedics can come help you with the situation. If your loved one is already gone, or has a do not resuscitate order, the paramedics can pronounce them dead officially and help you obtain death certificates. If you are getting hospice care for a loved one, the nurse on duty can help with the official pronouncement. If you were in a hospital, there would always be a doctor on duty to do the official pronouncement, but at home, it’s different.
Notify Proper Parties
You will want to contact the funeral home or crematorium that your loved one wanted to use. They will ask some basic questions and, if you don’t already know, you can talk about pricing over the phone. You will also want to notify other immediate family members who should know about the death right away. The funeral home can take care of transporting your loved one and beginning the cremation process, if that is what they have chosen. They can also put final services together for you once you choose the specifics.
Clean Up Service
While you might not want to deal with this right away, at some point, it might be a good idea to hire a clean-up service to take care of the room in which your loved one passed on. You could do this yourself, but it’s often hard to deal with this portion of the responsibilities when someone close to you has passed away. If they were in hospice care, the nurse can take care of the medical equipment and other details. But you might be left to get rid of the hospital-like bed and other items yourself. There’s not necessarily a rush on this and sometimes it’s better to wait until after the final services are complete and things aren’t quite as raw.
If you experience a death in your family and it happens in your home, contact Roberts Funeral Home for help with the next steps. We can do cremation in Elmira, NY and we can help transport your loved one from your home, to our facilities as well. Once your loved one is in our hands, we will treat them with nothing but honor and respect throughout the process. Give us a call as soon as you need us at (607) 734-7811. We understand what a difficult time you are going through right now and we’ll treat you with nothing but compassion. We’re located at 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY 14894 and we’re here to help, whatever you need. Death is never easy, but we’ll relieve you of as many burdens as possible.