Reading, PA funeral homes aren’t businesses you want to have to approach for help very often. In fact, if you could avoid them altogether, you would. But the fact of life is that everyone passes on at some point and if it happens to someone in your family and you’re in charge of planning the services, you’ll have to contact one then. Or, if you want to pre-plan your own services, you could make use of a funeral home at that point as well. Funeral homes can help in a number of different instances, some of which you might not even think about.
Before, During, And After
Funeral homes are known for helping with final services of many different kinds. Most funeral homes are called upon not long after a death occurs. They are able to transport the deceased to the funeral home from their place of death and start the final service processes, whether that’s cremation or traditional burial. They also help during funeral services or memorials to ensure everything runs smoothly and they can even help families after everything is behind them with grief resources.
Not everyone waits until they pass on and leaves the final decisions up to family members. In fact, it’s never too early to pre-plan services. You don’t know when or how you will pass on and having a plan in place can really give you peace of mind that your family won’t have that planning burden. Some people even like to pay for their final services in advance so they don’t place that financial burden on their family members, either. Pre-planning can happen if you have a terminal illness and know you will need the plans, but it can also occur when you are perfectly healthy with no end to your life in sight.
Every Minute During
Once you put funeral plans in place for a loved one and you have made the decisions necessary, you don’t have to worry about anything else. The funeral home can take care of the logistics and details. They will make sure your loved one’s casket or urn is in place at the right place and time and they can help with transportation, ushers, music, and anything else you need for the funeral or memorial. They’re there to help every minute of the event.
Right after the funeral or memorial service, you have grief resources available to you, but you may not be thinking clearly enough to grab them. A week, a month, or a year down the road, if you need access to resources, the funeral home will still be there to help you. It is their job to take care of you with compassion and point you in the right directions for healing.
Whenever you need Reading, PA funeral homes, Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, Inc. is here to help. Call us at (610) 374-0962 to speak with our funeral director about pre-planning, getting things organized for a loved one, or finding grief resources. You can also visit us at 444 N 9th St, Reading, PA 19601.