You know that you need funeral homes to help you when a loved one passes on and you need final services for them. But did you know that the professionals in the industry are still there for you after those services are complete? There are lots of things they can (and will) still do for you even once the services are behind you. Here are some of the many things you can remember and take into consideration.
Once the funeral or memorial service is over, you might find that you have a lot of flowers left. You can distribute some to family, take some to the final resting place, and take some home yourself. But there still might be some left. The funeral home is there to help you with that. If you would like to donate the flowers to a nursing home or hospital, you can tell them as much and they will make that happen for you so you have less to worry about yourself with your family in town and everything else going on.
Just because you had the funeral on a certain day doesn’t mean everyone you know will send sympathy cards at that time and by that day. The funeral home will continue to collect any cards or other gifts that are sent to them for you and deliver them to you periodically. You can also pick them up at any time and know that they are being kept safe for you until then.
The funeral home is never going to pressure you with any grief resources, but they are there in case you want to ask for them. If you want to seek out a counselor who helps with grief or you’d like to look into grief support groups that meet in the area, they have information on those things that they can pass along to you at any time, even well after the services are complete.
If you want to do something for your loved one later on, like a permanent memorial, another service, or something else of that sort, the funeral home is there to give you advice. They have plenty of connections with funeral-related vendors that can help you with products like plaques, park benches, memorial trees, and other such items. They are there to help you honor your loved one now, in the future, or both.
While you know that funeral homes are going to help you with the ins and outs of the final services you want to have for your loved one, the professionals at Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home aren’t going anywhere once those services are complete. We’re there later on, too, if you need grief support, extra advice, recommendations, or more. We want to help you through this hard time in your life, no matter how long it takes or how much you need from us both now and later.