What Do I Do When A Death Has Occurred?

All arrangements can be made completely online and by phone if preferred. We make it convenient for you. To speak to someone call 1-855-788-5669.

It is important to understand that funerals are for the living and since they are in memory of our loved ones, they serve a greater purpose for those of us left behind. At Basic Cremations we provide a dignified and economical choice, without the unnecessary fees charged by a funeral home.

At the Hospital

If a death occurs at the hospital, simply call us and we will take care of the rest. There are certain government documents that need to be filled out and if you are comfortable, please fill out the required release documents provided under the Online Forms tab. If not, we are able to take care of the arrangements once the doctor has signed these release documents.

At the Nursing Home

When someone passes away at a nursing home we must be called immediately. Nursing homes are not equipped with holding facilities like hospitals, so the deceased must be taken into our care for the sake of their own dignity and for the health of the other residents.

At Home

If a loved one passes away at home and was not part of the Death at Home Program, you should simply call the police. They will respond and contact the coroner. The coroner should arrive shortly and pronounce the passing. Once this is done, we can make arrangements to take the deceased into our care, and prepare for any funeral services desired.

*Please note: We cannot take anyone into our care until the coroner has pronounced the passing.

Death at Home Program

In many cases when a death is imminent, people don't want to spend their final days in a hospital room or hospice. They would prefer to be home with their families. This provides great comfort to individual, and also allows family to be in the comfort of their own home during this difficult time. The death at home program was created to allow people to spend their final days at home with their family. Because the death is expected, all of the required paperwork is done before hand and Basic Cremations can come to the home immediately after a death, and bring your loved one into our care.