Funerals: An Overview

Funeral Homes There are over than 32,000 local funeral homes in the U.S., and these businesses are offering an expanding range of services, such as grief counseling and personalized caskets. The funeral home industry has undergone a consolidation in recent years, and many local funeral homes are actually owned by a large national corporation. Increasingly, the Read more…

What If I Have A Problem With A Funeral Home?

Consumer Rights – Funeral Homes If you have a problem concerning funeral matters, it’s best to try to resolve it first with the funeral director. If you are dissatisfied, the Funeral Consumer’s Alliance may be able to advise you on how best to resolve your issue. You also can contact your state or local consumer Read more…

Funeral Services And Products

Embalming Many funeral homes require embalming if you’re planning a viewing or visitation. But embalming generally is not necessary or legally required if the body is buried or cremated shortly after death. Eliminating this service can save you hundreds of dollars. Under the Funeral Rule, a funeral provider: may not provide embalming services without permission. Read more…

What Type Of Funeral-Burial Do You Want?

Understanding Your Funeral And Burial Options Every family is different, and not everyone wants the same type of funeral. Funeral practices are influenced by religious and cultural traditions, costs and personal preferences. These factors help determine whether the funeral will be elaborate or simple, public or private, religious or secular, and where it will be Read more…

Selecting A Funeral Home – Factors To Consider

As you would when searching for any professional service, you should shop around to find the best fit. The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) can give you a list of member funeral directors in your area. Look for a reputable, licensed funeral home, and try to get personal references, too, from friends, relatives or clergy. Read more…