When a loved one passes away, it is an understandably difficult time. It can be even more stressful trying to remember all of the details that must be taken care of. If you are in charge of handling the affairs of the decedent (the person who passed away) this guide contains a comprehensive checklist of the information that must be provided and the tasks that must be performed when someone passes away. The staff of the Heritage Cremation Society will perform many of these tasks while others will be the responsibility of the family or other designated party. The most important thing to remember is that your Heritage Cremation Society professional is available to help you 24-hours a day – 365 days a year. Please feel free to call us anytime at (800) 864-2295.
When a Loved One Dies at Home
When a loved one dies at home there are several different courses of action that may be taken.
Call the hospice staff and notify them of the death. A hospice nurse will immediately be sent to the home to verify and establish the time of death.
While you wait for the hospice nurse, you may invite family or friends to the home for a final goodbye. This time is yours so take as much time as you need.
Once the hospice nurse has come to the home and you are ready, call Heritage Cremation Society and our first call staff will come to the home and transfer your loved one to our local facility.
Once a decision has been made, call Heritage Cremation Society and our first call staff will come to the appropriate location and transfer your loved one to our local facility. This can be a very stressful event so please call us if you are confused or have any questions.