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Steps to Take After a Loss 

Published: January 9, 2023
by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary and Crematory
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There are all manner of things you have to do after the death of a loved one if you are the person in charge of making arrangements for their funerary services. It is important to be sure that you can do everything in the right order, so you do not have added stress. If you have never made these kinds of arrangements before and you are not sure where to begin, it can help to keep a few things in mind. Here are the tips that providers of cremation services in Petaluma, CA want you to know.  

You want to get the death certificate first. Some people have the funeral director do this for them, but you can do it yourself if that is what you prefer. You can get the certificate from medical professionals like doctors, nurses, hospice workers, emergency medical technicians, coroners, and lots more. You will need to provide copies of this certificate to a lot of people, so you do want to get at least ten copies.  

The next thing you need to do is start letting people know about the death. You want to make phone calls and speak with your loved ones. To avoid having to make all of these phone calls yourself, you will want to reach out to someone you trust to help you with these calls. Be sure to keep that in mind. 

You want to consider the services and arrangements that your loved one would have wanted. If they left in writing what they preferred, then this is not an issue, but if they did not, it can fall to you to decide. You may want to ask the rest of the family and friends of the person to see if anyone has an idea of what the person may have preferred.  

You then need to find the right provider. You need to hire people who are qualified to offer the options you want and who can help you with every aspect of losing a loved one. Ask lots of questions and do visit the location if you can to get a sense of what the company is like. Also compare rates so you can get the kind of prices that are standard.  

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When getting ready to make funerary arrangements for a loved one, these are all important things to remember to do. You want to be sure that you know what your loved one would have wanted and to be sure that the provider you choose can offer the quality services you want. If you are getting ready to make these kinds of decisions for a loved one, you can turn to a Petaluma, CA cremation services provider like us. We are here to help you with all of the arrangements you need to make after the death of a loved one. Give us a call now or stop by one of our locations to speak with one of our many experts about this and more.  

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