You and your family might be under the impression that you’ll be able to get a loved one’s cremated remains back immediately after their cremation services in Sarasota, FL. But more often than not, this isn’t the case. You might have to wait a week or more to get your hands on your loved one’s remains. There are several different factors that will have an impact on how quickly you’ll be able to collect their remains. Learn more about these factors below.
Processing your loved one’s remains
Right after your loved one’s Sarasota, FL cremation is complete, a funeral home will have to take their remains and process them. Otherwise, your family will end up with a pile of your loved one’s bone fragments. While processing your loved one’s remains, a funeral home will make them all small and uniform in size. It’ll ensure that your loved one’s remains look just like the cremated remains that you’re imagining in your head right now.
Placing your loved one’s remains into an urn
After a funeral home has processed your loved one’s remains, they’ll need to take them and put them into an urn. Hopefully, they’ll be able to do this without a problem. But if you haven’t been able to secure an urn just yet, this could delay your plans. A funeral home might have to wait around for you to select the urn that you want. They might also have to wait for this urn to arrive if you choose to buy it from somewhere else. Ideally, you should start shopping for an urn for a loved one’s urn ASAP so that you don’t slow things down at all.
Filling out the proper paperwork for your loved one’s remains
There is a mountain of paperwork that a funeral home will have to fill out before, during, and after a loved one’s cremation. You will need to give them the necessary amount of time to go through this paperwork and fill it out accordingly. If they don’t do all the right paperwork, it could get them into trouble. You should help speed things along by filling out any forms that they need you to complete. This could go a long way towards helping them to complete the cremation process so that you can get your loved one’s remains back sooner.
Finding a good time to give you your loved one’s remains
Many funeral homes are busier than ever these days. And that alone might prevent them from being able to give you your loved one’s remains back as quickly as you might like. With this in mind, you should try to work with a funeral home to find a good time for you to come and gather your loved one’s remains. The more flexible you are as far as your schedule is concerned, the sooner you should be able to get your loved one’s remains back into your hands.
When families plan Sarasota, FL cremations through our funeral home, we do our best to get them their loved one’s remains back fast. We can talk to you more about how our cremation process works when you trust us to cremate a loved one for you. Give us a call now to set up a meeting with a funeral director.