• What is Direct Cremation?

    May 8, 2019
  • Family and friends may not know the next steps they need to take immediately following the loss of a loved one. There are quite a few options for putting your loved one to rest. If you have an immediate need for cremation direct cremation is the most affordable and practical option. It allows you to properly handle arrangements at a low cost. With direct cremation, the body is cremated within days of a loved one’s passing without holding a viewing or funeral service beforehand.

    Benefits of Direct Cremation

    Direct cremation does not include a casket, embalming, viewing, or formal funeral, which cuts out many of the costs of a traditional funeral. When searching for direct cremation services, look for hygienic, state-of-the-art facilities that are open to the public, so you know exactly what type of establishment you’re using. A good crematory handles all aspects of the cremation process and provides the support as well as information you need. The team will thoroughly explain cremation pricing to you, ensure that you understand the entire process, and keep you informed every step of the way. Crematory professionals promptly retrieve and transport your loved one and typically keep them in their care. They will also acquire all required permits for cremation and contact the Social Security Administration on your family’s behalf. Crematories typically provide one death certificate, with additional death certificates available for a nominal fee. You’ll receive a basic urn with the remains of your loved one, which can be inscribed or upgraded. Most crematories also offer a wide selection of beautiful personalized urns and keepsakes for purchase.

    The Care and Dignity of Your Loved One Should Be a Top Priority

    Handling the details while putting a loved one to rest can be overwhelming during a very emotional and stressful time. Compassionate crematory professionals should give your family and departed loved one the dignity and respect they deserve. If you have lost a loved one who is a veteran, showing proper gratitude and acknowledgment of their service is particularly important. If your loved one had served in the US Armed Forces, choose a facility that provides cremation services for veterans to provide the utmost dignity, integrity, and honor. In addition to simple and straightforward direct cremation, most crematories offer cremation pre-planning services which take care of the details ahead of time to ease the burden on family and friends.

    Contact Florida Family Cremations to Learn More about Direct Cremation

    Whether you have an immediate need for direct cremation or are interested in pre-planning, our experienced professionals at Florida Family Cremations are dedicated to helping you and your family. We know that this is a difficult time, which is why we treat your loved ones with the utmost compassion and empathy. For more information, call us today at 727-223-5911.