We know that in today’s economy, price is an important consideration. Some people just want a simple cremation, although just because you choose affordable and simple, there are some funeral homes who do it better! 

But, when it comes to shopping around for affordable cremation services, do you know what it is you really want or need? 

Chances are, the answer is “no”, simply because you aren’t familiar with what a cremation company does. After all, how many times have you been faced with this end-of-life decision?

What Should You Expect from a Basic Cremation Service?

A reputable, trustworthy cremation company or cremation society will do more for you than you may realize. Their basic cremation services should include: They should also help you with notifying social security, directing you in the right direction for Veterans information, flag, and honors.  Filing insurance paperwork and assignment forms.  We do all this and more, some don’t. When you call around make sure you ask questions and go meet with the funeral home ahead of time, make sure it’s the right fit. We will come to your house if you can’t make it to us to explain everything to you ahead of time.

  • Transportation from place of death to the facility
  • If necessitated by law, sheltering the remains for the 48 hour waiting period
  • An Alternative cremation container
  • Verification of identity prior to cremation by two licensed staff members
  • The cremation process
  • Placement of the cremated remains in a cremation urn-temporary container-suitable for burial in NYS
  • Filling all the necessary paperwork
  • Composing obituary and submitting to newspapers 
  • The crematory facility should be lean, pass regular inspection by the state. And heres something you should know: all inspection records should be made available to you.

In fact, the crematory facility should be accessible to you for a personal walk-through. If you call a crematory or cremation company and they decline your request for a tour, then cross them off your list.

The crematory operators should be trained and certified by CANA, the Cremation Association of North America. Operator certification should be prominently displayed for your review.

Yes, Price is Important… But Trust is Essential

We know the cost of cremation is an important consideration for many families. Yet, when it comes to making this end-of-life decision for yourself, or on behalf of a loved one, we believe that knowing you've chosen a trusted, reliable, and thoroughly-professional cremation company provides more peace-of-mind than you can imagine. Learn more about our cremation costs by calling (315) 771-5495 to discuss our affordable cremation. WE KEEP OUR WORD! WHAT WE TELL YOU IS WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. 

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