We all have unique end-of-life wishes, and it’s important to find a home that caters to yours. You deserve a celebration that represents your life and personality.
However, it can be difficult to narrow down your options if you don’t know where to start. Read on for a checklist of needs to consider as you weigh your options.
1. Your Comfort Level
Your comfort with the staff and facilities should be a main priority when choosing a funeral home. How certain do you feel that each funeral home you’re considering will respect your wishes? How reassured do you feel that each director understands your needs? If you don’t feel completely comfortable and confident in a funeral home’s ability to carry out your last wishes, it may be time to move on.
Some things to contemplate:
Do they understand or have experience with my religious needs?
Do they respect my cultural needs?
Does the home feel like a clean and safe environment?
Is the staff helpful and attentive?
2. Up-to-Date and Accommodating Space
When narrowing down the location of your funeral home there are many factors to consider regarding the appearance and technology.
A warm and comfortable atmosphere with tasteful décor is a perfect setting for reminiscing with family and friends. Technology, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and integrated sound and TV systems allows families to customize a service or memorial in any way they choose.
Also consider if the facility has adequate parking space, covered parking, accessible restrooms, and accommodates handicap guests.
3. Testimonials and Referrals
If a friend or family member referred you to a funeral home, or you heard positive feedback about a particular home, it is worth consideration. Social proof can be an effective way to narrow down your search.
If you don’t know anyone personally who can recommend a home, ask each home you’re considering for testimonials, or search each home’s website for reviews.
If a death has occurred or you’re interested in funeral preplanning, Busch Funeral and Crematory Services can help answer your questions. Our compassionate staff offers the highest level of services and we’re available at any time day or night. Contact us with questions today or visit one of our seven homes.
Owner and president of our firm. Fourth generation funeral director and certified crematory operator, Jim is guided by his principles in faith, family and friends. He loves to hear feedback from our families. Proudly serving Busch families since 1986.