What To Do in the Event of a Death?
If a death occurs outside of a medical facility and it unattandence death, immediately contact 911. if your under Hospice care, please call the Hospice Nurse on call. if the Death occurs out of state, please contact Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel to make all arrangements to get the Deceased ship back here to us.
Your next phone call should be to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel so we can take care of all of the formalities involved. The paperwork involved when a loved one dies can unfortunately be very confusing. Therefore, as your professional funeral director we will take care of obtaining and reporting all necessary paperwork including a death certificate and burial permits.
Unanticipated death at home or elsewhere In these situations, you should immediately contact 911; police and emergency medical personnel will then determine the appropriate steps to take. Generally, the authorities can release the remains directly to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, anywhere in the United States and in some parts of Canada and International. Call in a timely manner so that so that preparations may begin. In some situations, however, the remains may need to be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office; this occurs when the cause of death may not yet be known.
If death occurs in an Institution Should the death occur at a hospital or care home (nursing/convalescent), the medical/nursing staff should handle all necessary legal steps. You simply need to inform the staff that Beth Shalom will provide a Funeral specialist that will make the removal of the remains and start the process. You may have to complete any legal release paperwork at the place of death.
Anticipated death at home Today, more people with terminal illnesses are more comfortable at home under the care of Hospice in the final stages of their illness. In this situation, you should inform Hospice that Beth Shalom will be the local funeral services specialist to take care of the remains. The hospice personnel may want to contact Beth Shalom ahead of the anticipated death. Please feel free to provide them with our phone number so that we may make a smooth start and smooth overall process. Hospice will then supervise the necessary legal requirements. Often, when someone is faced with a terminal illness, the family will decide to make arrangements in advance - saving them the time and emotional decisions needed at the time of death.
Death out-of-state If the death occurs out of state, you should call us at our main office. We are well equipped to provide services in all areas of the United States. We can then coordinate the transfer with a local funeral professional at the place of death. We can save families money by making all necessary arrangements. This is a basic explanation of your options in certain circumstances. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact us via email or by phone. We are here to help and to serve you, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.