How to Choose a Funeral Home
Sound decisions are based on good information. This is especially true when planning your own funeral or that of a family member or friend. The funeral profession has changed quite a bit in recent years. Large corporations have bought what have been locally-owned, independent funeral homes. Alternative providers offering only limited types of funeral arrangements as well as retail casket stores are appearing in some areas and on the Internet. Some people now prefer different kinds of funeral services, or perhaps no funeral ceremonies at all.
Whatever your preferences, it is important that the funeral home you choose is one that can provide the information, guidance and options that will help meet your emotional, spiritual, cultural and economic needs. The following outlines basic information that will help you choose a funeral home that is right for you.