It can be hard to concentrate and figure out what to do after a loved one passes away. While there are lots of things that need to be done, there are things that are particularly important in the immediate aftermath of a death in the family. And you can bet that contacting a reputable Midwest City, OK direct cremation provider is one of them. Here are 4 things you need to do.
1. Contact the Authorities
The first thing you need to do is to notify the authorities. If you’re in a private home with a loved one when they die, call the police and let them know what has happened. If your deceased loved one is in a medical facility when they pass away, let the medical professionals on duty know what has occurred. It’s important to know that you can’t have the body of a deceased person transported to a funeral home or crematory until they have been pronounced dead by a qualified medical professional. So you need to reach out to the authorities as soon as possible.
2. Contact Family and Friends
After you’ve contacted the authorities or medical officials, call family and close friends. If there are lots of people to notify, you might want to enlist the assistance of one or more members of your family so that each of you has fewer people to call. Many hands, as the old saying goes, make light work. Lighten your load by sharing the task of notifying people. And don’t forget to notify the deceased’s place of employment if they were still employed up to the time of death.
3. Find Will and Critical Documents
It’s always a good idea to have a will and to keep important documents in a place where they can be retrieved when it’s time for final services. Did your deceased loved one leave behind a will? If so, find it. It’s possible that they did make a will but perhaps didn’t notify anyone. In such cases, you’ll have to hope that they filed it away someplace where it will be easy to track down. Finding important personal information will be critical when it comes to closing accounts and to planning final services at a crematorium.
4. Contact Crematory
You’ll next want to contact a crematorium to plan the body disposition. While you won’t have a great deal of time to plan, you should still do some research before you decide which service provider to deal with. The right service provider will make planning the body disposition easier.
When the time comes to contact a crematory for direct cremation in Midwest City, OK, get in touch with us at Oklahoma City Cremation. We offer direct cremation but also recognize that many families want some sort of service in addition to the direct cremation. Our Cremation with Memorial Celebration option grants you transportation of the deceased’s body to our secure facility, preparation of the death certificate, the permit for cremation, verification of positive ID, worry free cremation performed on-site, cremation completed within 24 hours of receiving the permit, a custom transport urn, scheduled local delivery of the urn, free online memorial, obituary page with a virtual guestbook, a memorial celebration held at our facility, a video slideshow with music, and a print package. We offer other packages as well. For more information, call us at (405) 608-4141 or visit us at 910 NW 79th St Oklahoma City, OK 73114.