When hospice or nursing care is already involved

When hospice or nursing care is already involved you must first call the hospice or nursing healthcare providers if they are not there already. They must first come to the home and make the official pronouncement. They will most likely already have the funeral home name and number to contact in the event of a person’s passing. If they do not, provide them with our name and number and they will call and report to us. Our team will then begin preparations to bring your loved one back to the funeral home. One of our funeral directors will reach out to the family to begin discussing arrangements, if the death occurs over night the director usually waits until the following morning to reach out to give the family some time to try and rest.

When a death occurred suddenly under no direct medical or nursing care

If a death occurs suddenly at a person’s residence and they are not under direct in home nursing care the police must be notified. Officers will come to the residence to inspect the home and contact the coroner’s office. At this time it is the coroner’s decision whether they will take the case or let the funeral home come to the home to bring the deceased immediately back to our facility. If the coroner allows the funeral home to come pick up from the home the officers that arrived will ask for the funeral home name and phone number and will contact us so that we may begin preparations to bring your loved one back to the funeral home. One of our funeral directors will reach out to the family to begin discussing arrangements, if the death occurs over night the director usually waits until the following morning to reach out to give the family some time to try and rest.