How to Choose a Funeral Home

choosing-funeral-homeChoosing a funeral home is an important decision for both you and your loved ones. Whether you require immediate assistance after a death, or wish to ease the burden on your family by planning ahead, it’s important to choose a funeral home provider who can offer complete support and meet your unique needs.

Below are a few questions designed to help guide you through the process of choosing a funeral home for you or your loved one.

What To Consider When Choosing a Funeral Home

Is the funeral home locally owned?

Locally owned funeral homes are driven by a single goal: to provide compassionate, comprehensive services to grieving families during their time of need. Because we operate our own crematory, your loved one will always stay in our care. Other providers may not have a crematory on site and will need to send your loved one to a third party crematory.

Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill is a locally owned and operated facility that is dedicated to providing guidance, support, and transparent pricing to each and every family. Because we operate our own cremation and burial facility, you can rest assured that your loved one will never leave our care.

Does the funeral home provide you and your family with personal attention?

The passing of a loved one is a difficult time, and it is important to choose a funeral home that can guide you through the steps of arranging a funeral or memorial. During an initial visit to a funeral home, you should be able to tell how you and your family will be treated throughout the process.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself as you meet with funeral home providers:

  • Does the staff greet you warmly and make you feel welcome?
  • Does the staff ask questions about your personal preferences and needs, or do they push you toward a set arrangement or program?

Do the facilities appear clean and well-maintained?

A tour of the facility should demonstrate how the funeral home is managed. If you notice that the facilities are poorly kept or run-down, then it is clear that the details of day-to-day operations are not important…and your family’s needs might not be, either.

Is the funeral home fully licensed by the state?

Although regulations vary from state to state, all funeral homes are required to meet certain standards, which include full price disclosure and clear, approved language on all contracts. Funeral homes found to be in violation of these requirements will have their licenses revoked by the government. For you and your family’s protection, it is important to know that a funeral home is completely licensed by all state and federal regulations.

Contact Southern Cremations & Funerals at Cheatham Hill

We encourage you and your family to schedule a tour of our state of the art cremation and burial facilities in Marietta, Georgia. Our compassionate staff is available by phone at (770) 766-5067, and via our online contact form.