There are many activities that a Sydney funeral services provider can offer your family depending on their wishes along with their specific needs in the times of grief. From the time you call the funeral services provider for some help, their program will get rolling to the time the ceremonies are concluded and your loved one is laid to rest.
While no funerals or situations are exactly the same, Sydney funeral services generally provide a host of services that will offer you support and offer you sufficient time to grieve your loved one without worrying about the organizational details. This article covers a brief overview of some of the services that a funeral director or funeral home will provide your family at a time when you are grappling with grief.
Funeral homes are generally on call throughout the year. Death does not take a holiday. So whenever you have lost a loved one, you can always get on the phone in order to discuss the arrangements for the funeral ceremonies and the burial. It is important to note that you can actually choose those funeral services that you will need based on your budget and needs. You do not really have to purchase a whole funeral package. You can carefully choose the services that you need the funeral director to provide in order to ensure that it falls within your budget.
Here is a brief outline of some of those services that you will generally expect from the Sydney funeral services providers:
- The removal and the transfer of the body of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home. People generally die in their homes, hospitals or nursing homes. If the death has occurred outside the country or in an accident or homicide, then the process can get a little complicated and you will need additional help from authorities in order to get your loved one home.
- Performing of professional care services on the body of the deceased. These services will be performed as requested by the family members. Some of the professional care services carried out on the body of the deceased include washing the body, embalming the body, performing restorative art, the dressing of the body, the casketing of the body, cosmetology as well as hairdressing services on the body of the deceased.
- The funeral directors will hold regular consultations with the family members in order to gather as much information as possible that will enable them to complete the paperwork for the deceased. These include paperwork such as the death certificate and the details needed for the arranging of the funeral services.
- The formulation and the completion of the paperwork after the death. There is a great deal of paperwork that must be prepared after someone has died and a funeral home can assist you in accomplishing these tasks. Apart from the death certificates, there are permits and authorizations that will be needed to perform several duties from the time of death to the burial.
- Composing an obituary for the deceased based on the information that has been provided by the family members.
- Arranging the attendance of the clergy and other special groups that the family would wish to take part in the funeral.
- Arranging the details on the disposition of the body. This could be in a cemetery, crematorium, or any other place as per the wishes of the family.
- The provision of the memorial products such as the condolence book, the memorial book, thank you cards, acknowledgment cards, prayer cards and tribute DVDs amongst other details.
- Helping the family in arranging the memorial place where the body will lie in state for the funeral ceremonies.
- Directing the funeral services such as the service, procession and disposition that the family has chosen in the most professional manner.
- Delivering all the memorial products such as memorial books and cards to the family at the conclusion of the funeral service.
- Assisting the family with other after-services arrangements.