Death is never convenient and it’s never going to happen at a ‘good time.’ There really is no good time, right? When someone in your family passes on and you are the closest relative to them, it might fall upon you to work with a Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ such as Mount Sinai to arrange their final services. However, if they passed out of state, how do you get everything in order? Here are some tips to help you figure things out:
Research The Jewish Funeral Homes First
When you hear your loved one has passed on, it can be quite a shock. If they don’t have pre-plans in place, you know you have to make the arrangements yourself—and in very short order. Before you commit to the first funeral home you can find online, research the Jewish funeral homes in the area. If you don’t desire any services in the locale where the person passed, we strongly advise you to contact the funeral home where the final services will be held, in other words, deal with only one firm rather than two. Here at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels, when we work with other funeral homes on your behalf they extend us “trade” rates rather than “retail” rates for their service, and we have always passed those savings on to you.
Call The Funeral Home
After settling on a funeral home, you will want to speak to the representatives there are soon as possible. Call the funeral home 24 hours a day and explain that you are out of state and that you need care for your loved one right away. They can make immediate arrangements to transport your loved one to their facilities and care for them until you make other decisions.
Stay In Close Contact
You may not be planning to travel to the state in which your loved one passed on until their final services are planned…if that’s where they’re going to be. You can still make the arrangements that are necessary by phone, fax or email. The funeral home staff should be easily available to you whenever you need them. You can send emails, look at pictures of caskets and other things online, and figure out the details that need to be covered. It may not be as easy as in-person, but it can be worked out, and it’s something we do all the time.
These are just a few tips to help you get through working with our Jewish funeral home in East Brunswick, NJ, even if you live in another state. The professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels routinely assist families every month to bring their loved ones home from Florida, California, and overseas as well, and are here to help you in any way we can. We want your loved one to get the honor and proper treatment they deserve and we’re willing and able to do that even if we need to work with you in a remote manner. Call us at (732) 390-9199 for details. We serve Monroe, Edison, and the surrounding areas and you can visit us at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816