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When A Death Occurs

When a death occurs, the order in which things need to be done often depends on where the death occurred. But, one thing should always be remembered: your heightened emotional state upon the death of a loved one. That’s why we suggest that you ask a friend for help – someone who is more able to think clearly, and give you the support you need.

At Home or at Work
When a death occurs at home or in the workplace, a family member or co-worker should contact emergency personnel and the person’s physician if he or she was under a doctor’s care. If the death occurs at home with family or friends present, and the person is under a physician’s care, the family will want to call us directly.
However, if the death occurs in a residence the police will need to be notified and respond to the residence before the deceased is removed from their home.
If in any case you are not sure of who to notify or what to do, you may call Affordable Cremations of Virginia, and we’ll assist you in notifying the proper agencies.
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While Under Supervised Care
When a death occurs in a care facility, such as a hospital or nursing home, the professional staff will notify you and the necessary authorities. If the name, Affordable Cremations of Virginia has been left with them, the institution will notify us at the time of the death. The funeral director will contact you immediately following their notification to help you proceed. (However, we suggest you contact us immediately, so you’ve got the reassurance you need that all is taken care of properly.)
If a loved one was in the care of a hospice program, a hospice representative will give family members instructions and procedures to follow. The coroner/medical examiner will be notified by hospice. Following their release the hospice will contact the funeral home. It is always a good idea for the family to contact us immediately so that we will be aware of the pending call from hospice.

Comparison of Cremation Types

Traditional Funeral Home Cremation Services

  • Face to face interview with the director.
  • Pre-counseling
  • After Care Counseling
  • Refreshments
  • Daily Line of Communications
  • Transportation from place of death
  • Required authorizations and permits
  • Social Security Notification
  • Obituary listed on website (optional)
  • Cremation performed by a licensed crematorium
  • Cremated remains returned provided in custom urn

Cost: 1,500.00 – 3,000.00

 

Affordable Cremations of Virginia

  • Transportation from place of death
  • Required authorizations and permits
  • Social Security Notification
  • Obituary listed on website (optional)
  • Cremation preformed by a licensed crematorium
  • Cremated remains returned provided in basic container

Cost: 777.00