In America we have upgraded all aspects of the Funeral Profession. The art of embalming, elaborately made caskets and plush funeral homes make up what one may now call the "Traditional Funeral." Like many things we have done in our American custom, have we gone too far in the burial of our dead?
Most individuals want to bury their dead in a dignified, religious and simple manner without necessarily spending a large amount of money. However, the traditional funeral is often influenced by sentimentality. The desire to provide only the best casket and most elaborate services may satisfy one emotionally, but also cause great economic difficulty. The principles of dignity and respect in the traditional funeral can be preserved with emotional satisfaction and a modest price, regardless of the casket and services desired. It is with these principles in mind that Chambers will provide funeral services tailored to your specific requests at a guaranteed low cost.
This Web site will clearly define the procedures, requirements and costs as well as answer the most often asked questions about funerals and cremation. Chambers wants to help you understand the personal involvement and expense so you can make an informed decision at the time of need or in pre-planning funeral or cremation services for a loved one or yourself.
Knowing your options will bring you great satisfaction and peace of mind. Speaking from experience, so many have said, "If I had it to do over again, I would do it exactly the same..." It is this feeling of satisfaction that the traditional funeral seems to leave with those who have kept our American custom of funerals.
At the hospital, the staff will notify the next-of-kin offering the option of visiting the deceased at bedside. The hospital staff then contacts the attending physician, staff physician or medical examiner to sign the death certificate. The hospital may require a signed or verbal authorization to release the deceased to the funeral home. The family member can then call Chambers to report the death and arrange a convenient appointment to make the funeral arrangements. Upon notification that the certificate is signed and authorization for release has been given, we will respectfully move the deceased to our facilities. At the nursing home, the staff follows the same procedure as that of the hospital. However, most nursing homes lack morgue facilities and may require immediate removal at any time of day or night, with or without a signed death certificated depending on the availability of the physician. In this circumstance, an additional fee for immediate removal will apply and also for securing the signed death certificate from the doctor's office if necessary.
At the residence, the family must contact the attending physician. The family doctor may go to the residence or simply tell the family to contact Chambers. We will contact the doctor to secure a signed death certificate and promptly move the deceased from the residence. If there is no attending physician, the police must be notified who in turn will arrive at the residence to investigate the circumstances and to notify the medical examiner. At this point, you can call Chambers to report the death. We will then coordinate the removal with the police and secure the death certificate from the medical examiner.
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