Funeral Home Protocol

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, October 7, 2019

When you work with funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV, it’s probably not something you do on a regular basis. But when you are trying to make the arrangements for a loved one, you want everything to go as smoothly as possible. How can you make that happen? What is the protocol you should follow with the funeral home? 

The good news is that funeral homes don’t really have a specific protocol that you have to follow. There are rules and even laws, in some instances, but in general, there aren’t huge standards to follow. If you are going with cremation for a loved one, for example, you will have to secure a death certificate and fill out the consent forms and other paperwork for that to proceed. But you don’t have to arrange services within a certain timeframe, or even at all. There are certain rules, but no exact protocols for some things. 

Funeral homes are there to help you through a hard time. They want you to get what you need to honor your loved one and say a respectful goodbye. If you need to do that in a certain way, they want to accommodate that. They have general packages that you can purchase and those packages have everything you have to have for a nice final service. However, they also allow you to pick and choose among the packages and customize anything you’d like so you get the services you really want for your loved one. 

If you are attending services for someone else at a funeral home, you might think there is a protocol for that as well. What you will want to wear and how you should act and even what you should bring or send all depends on the type of service the family is having. You can dress in a classic funeral style for a traditional memorial service, but for a celebration of life, you might tend to wear something bright and perky instead. 

There are plenty of myths surrounding funerals and their traditions, but many of them don’t hold true any longer or, at the very least, they aren’t true all the time. When you are planning a final service, work with the funeral home on the protocol that is most comfortable to you. When you are attending a service, find out what type and try to fit in with the family in every way you can. 

When you need help from funeral homes in Las Vegas, NV, you can contact the experts at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services by calling (702) 485-6500. We’re here to answer your questions about traditional burials or cremations and we can help you set up the protocol you want for your circumstances. We’re flexible because we know every individual is unique and deserves to be honored in a special manner. You can visit our facilities at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147 and see the space we have available while we tell you more about our services and options to consider. 

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