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How to Choose a Good Cremation Provider

May 8, 2023 • Teri Vila-Caballero

cremation services North Miami Beach, FL

If you’re in need of professional cremation services North Miami Beach, FL, we’ve compiled a list of the most crucial questions you can ask before making your final decision.

1. In order to better understand my options, could you please explain your pricing?

When it comes to costs and services, cremation companies vary widely. Make sure you understand what is included in each price range and how the service provider arrives at those prices by asking plenty of questions. As stipulated by the Funeral Rule, all funeral establishments must provide transparent pricing to their clients. If they refuse to send you a pricing list so you can see exactly what you’ll be spending, you may safely assume they are not respectable.

Inquire with the service provider or funeral home about a memorial center where you may look at urns, mementos, caskets, and other customization options. This will allow you to examine each product up close, and it will consolidate any extra charges into a single, easy-to-read invoice.

When working with a crematory instead of a funeral home, it’s important to remember that your choices may be more limited.

2. Could I perhaps have a tour of the crematorium?

Ask the funeral home or cremation company you’re working with whether you may see their crematory before the event. You may see the facility’s upkeep and compliance with regulations by taking a tour of the crematory.

The convenience of an on-site crematory’s private viewing room is another perk. Because of this, you may say your final goodbyes to the person who has passed away. As an added safety measure, you may watch as your loved one is carried into the crematory.

3. What kind of care can I expect for my family member?

To guarantee that the correct remains are returned, ask the cremation service how your loved one will be cared for and recognized. It is crucial to know where your loved one will be moved and how a chain of custody will be maintained whether the funeral home outsources its cremations or if you are dealing with a stand-alone crematory.

Most cremation services will attach a name and birthdate tag on your departed loved one when they pick them up. The stages involved in this procedure are not to be ignored or discounted, but it never hurts to double-check them with the service provider of your choice. Prior to cremation, reputable cremation services will identify your loved one by attaching an ankle tag and a stainless steel disc. Your loved one’s identification tag and disc will remain with them throughout the cremation process, giving you peace of mind that the remains you receive will be those of your loved one.

If the cremation service you’re considering outsources, be sure to inquire about their identification checkpoints, which should span the whole process, from removal to transport to the crematorium to final placement in an urn.

Every family is offered Busch’s 10-Step Cremation with Confidence process. This guarantees that the cremated remains you receive are indeed those of your loved one and that they will never leave our care.

4. Is it possible to have a memorial service or a party before or after the cremation?

Think about the kind of get-together your loved ones would want to have. Your cremation choices will vary depending on the memorial ceremony you choose to honor the deceased.

Inquire about coffin rentals if your family member decides to hold a funeral. If you want to have a memorial ceremony with the cremated remains present, you should inquire about the availability of such a service from your supplier.

If your family decides on a simple cremation with no visitation or memorial service, you should still request to be present for the cremation. Having a waiting area available is a nice touch that some service providers give.

Ask your service provider about the many alternatives available for your loved one’s ultimate resting place (such as burial or scattering of cremated ashes). It’s important to ask questions before committing to a provider because not all of them will supply the services you need.

5. What Kind of Reviews Do You Have?

You can gain greater assurance in your choice by reading reviews from satisfied customers. Finding out what other families think might help you make decisions.

There should be written documents and/or customer testimonials available on the provider’s website. If you can’t think of someone specifically, try searching for “reviews of cremation providers”cremation services North Miami Beach, FL or “reviews of funeral homes” on Google.

Your search for the finest and most reliable service provider within your price range may be streamlined by asking the following set of questions. Keep in mind that if your service provider cannot satisfactorily answer these questions, they may not be the greatest choice for you.

For further guidance you can reach to a local cremation services North Miami Beach, FL.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.


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