How to choose a trustworthy cremation provider
There are a lot of different aspects to consider when choosing your cremation provider. Fairmount Funeral Home is here to meet all of your cremation needs and work closely with your family to honor the memory of your loved one. We recommend that you choose a funeral home that provides on-site cremation services, and request that a member of the family be permitted to view the cremation.
Factors to consider when choosing a cremation provider
Like so many other decisions relating to service providers, finding a reputable cremation provider is often done through word of mouth. In cities such as Denver, it does not take much to gain a poor reputation that will follow a disreputable company through the years. Be sure to consult with your family and friends prior to entering into any agreements with a funeral home. If you do not have any contacts who have had the need to use funeral home services, your next step is to take a look at online reviews, while considering all information on such sites with a grain of salt. Asking the funeral home to provide references is another way to verify that they provide a fair and reputable service.
Take a tour
One of the best ways to understand the way a business operates is to visit it first hand. You can get a feel for the people and inspect the premises and determine that it is a legitimate business that is acting in good faith. During your tour, be sure to ask about details pertaining to the cremation. Inquire about a family member witnessing the cremation and ask how long the ashes are in their possession before they are released to the family.
Sleep on it
If the funeral director and their staff are pressuring you to make a decision right away or want you to sign a contract before you leave your tour, you may want to consider such behaviors as red flags. Reputable business owners understand that deciding on the funeral home and memorial service for a loved one is not a decision that is taken lightly. If you feel like you are being pressured to agree to terms that you are not sure are the best for your family, do not succumb to the pressure. A professional funeral home will provide all of the information that you need to make a decision and they will also allow you to take as much time as you need to make your final decision.
Making decisions for a loved one’s final funeral services can be very difficult and the right funeral director will give you the space you need to make the decision that is right for your family and also honors the wishes of the deceased.
Are you interested in learning more about our comprehensive cremation funeral services? Contact the professional team at Fairmount Funeral Home today to schedule a memorial service planning consultation.