A Funeral Parlour is the place where you will go to have your body buried. The client may choose to have a specific ceremony or a mix of both. First of all, if the client chooses to have a separate service, this needs to be discussed and fully explained to you to assist them in achieving this.
The Funeral Parlour should only transport the body because it is pretty costly to transport the body in most cases. Some funeral parlors will also perform open-heart surgery for the client. This should only really be considered if the family wishes to opt for this. Other times the family may not want their loved one to have open-heart surgery. The Funeral Parlour can also transport the casket for the funeral service.
The services offered at a funeral parlour should be planned with the client in mind. It is advisable to choose a funeral parlor that is close to home or the client’s work. If they are planning a service for the entire family, then choosing a Funeral Parlour close to the home will save the client from traveling long distances to attend the funeral service. The Funeral Parlour also offers a range of services, including but not limited to transportation of the deceased’s belongings, including casket, urns, and other items, urn preparation and transportation, the transportation to the mortuary, the funeral parlor, and burial.
Many people feel uncomfortable contacting other individuals and families in their time of loss. It is therefore essential that the Funeral Parlour has a customer service policy. The funeral parlors with the best reputations usually have a service plan whereby they can offer aftercare. They also allow clients to call the funeral parlor after hours or on a Sunday to obtain information about the time and date of the service. Other services offered by some funeral parlors include:
– Photographs of the deceased before the service. – DVDs of funeral services and the deceased. – Audio-visual services, which may include photos, video, text-to-speech, and voice overwork. – Betrothal cards, guest book, and prayer cards. Funeral parlors often offer these in addition to all the services mentioned above.
The Funeral Director should make inquiries before the service to ascertain if a casket is available. The location of the funeral parlor also needs to be discussed as some require direct vehicle access and others don’t. The Funeral Director will need to inform the client whether the body will lie in the funeral parlor. Some may decide to cremate the body for friends and family members to view before the body is cremated. It’s essential that the Funeral Director can convey these wishes to the client before the actual cremation/burial service.
A funeral parlor should always provide an opportunity for the client to have a memorial service. Often this is done by hiring a minister, priest, or rabbi to conduct a service at the funeral parlor or the cemetery. Photographs are often taken by the funeral parlor and given to the funeral home for distribution.
A funeral parlor will often want to keep the client and their family updated with the latest news. Some client families decide to have a memorial service before the final services—this way, the client family is notified of any significant developments. The funeral parlor should advise a client on whether they should call a minister, a rabbi, or a minister of their choosing to assist in any way. Even if a service is held at another location other than the funeral parlor, the funeral director should assist in planning the service and arrange for the necessary personnel to carry out the final services in a satisfactory manner.