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3 Things to do After a Death Occurs

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When the worse happens and we lose a loved one the last thing we want to think about is paperwork. Emotional needs seem to supersede any logistics as we seek to comfort and seek comfort from our loved ones. Unfortunately, a person passing necessitates several bureaucratic hurdles to ensure they get a proper sendoff that also leaves survivors comforted. With this in mind, Maloney Funeral Home put together a list of three of the most important steps you need to take after a death occurs.

Formal Declaration after a Death

A formal declaration after a death is a step that accompanies most unexpected deaths. These are deaths that usually occur outside a hospital or nursing home setting. Emergency services should be called immediately after suspecting that a person might be diseased. This is important for documenting reasons as well as safety concerns. A diseased person might be suffering from a contagious illness that can infect others. Additionally, when unsure as to the cause of death it is prudent to get the body to a morgue for a proper examination after a death.

Inform Friend and Family

The next step after acquiring a formal declaration of death includes family and friends. News spreads fast, especially if the person that passed is well-know. You want to be in charge of how and when the news of their passing reaches family and friends. A list of close friends and family in order of closeness is a useful way to organize the notifications. Select a relatively calm loved one to deliver the news to help cut down on confusion from those being notified. Note that this should come before obituaries are distributed. This is part of the next step of the after a death process.

Burial Arrangements after a Death

Next, we move on to planning the final resting place of your loved one. Burial arrangements come in a myriad of options that may prove to be a bit daunting as you deal with the loss of close one. This makes the selection of the funeral home you will be using a key part of your burial arrangement process. The right funeral home will have an involved, caring, and an empathic funeral director who matches your needs with your budgetary constraints. Pay close attention to the words used in your initial conversations with potential funeral homes. You are looking for comfort words and less pushy sales tactics. Research reviews and talk to friends before making a final decision.

Do you need help navigating the after a death process from a caring funeral director? Call Dean at Maloney Funeral Home at (941) 759-3133 or send a quick message for an immediate reply. 

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