Exploring the funeral industry is necessary when dealing with the death of a loved one. However, you can get confused and vulnerable while comparing prices and knowing your rights and choices.
CHOICE can assist you to avoid excessive prices while making a sustainable yet delicate farewell for your loved ones.
Why need the services of a funeral home?
Once a person dies, a physician has to sign a certificate confirming his or her death. If there’s anything questionable about his or her death, the coroner should be informed. Once you get a signed certificate, government websites suggest that funeral directorsin Perth will get involved by the executors of the will to pick up the body for safekeeping and to prepare for the funeral. However, CHOICE can’t find any ruling in Australia that this is obliged legally.
When to contact a funeral home
If you wish to call the services of funeral directors in Perth, it’s essential to know your rights first before making the initial call. It helps make you understand how the industry works.
Funerals can cost around $15,000 for a casket, burial and flowers, or if not a $4,000 for a basic cremation. However, just like weddings, the amounts can be endless to spend.
The typical items you need to pay when arranging a funeral through a commercial service include: funeral director fees, death certificate, permits, coffin, transport, burial/cremation, cemetery plot, and other expenses like the clergy or celebrant, the wake, newspaper notices and flowers.
Go with the trend and shop around
The funeral directors in Perth follow a fragile course between providing a sensitive yet professional service for the community, while also executing as a salesman charged to maximize profits for his or her company.
During the first call, the funeral directors in Perth will recommend arrangement meetings in which the bereaved family decides about the funeral to include the selection of the coffin, embalming, viewing, burial and cremation. It is often done in a span of 24 hours when the family member had died.
According to one funeral director: “As of this stage, the bereaved family hadspent two hours of planning and may think that it’s too late to back out.”
Certainly, you need to ask for an itemized price list on the phone, before you finally decide to meet with funeral directors in Perth.