The past few months have been trying for everyone and if you’ve lost a loved one during the time of self-quarantine, it can feel even harder to work with a Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ. You want all the traditions and ceremonies, but you are limited as to who you can invite in person. Funeral homes have been very good about adjusting and people could attend funerals through video conferencing and recordings. It may not feel the same, but it’s the best anyone could do.
Now, however, restrictions are loosening and adjusting, which means that funerals can take on a different look and feel as well.
While you can now have a funeral that includes more people and indoor services, it’s still wise to keep precautions in place. It’s best for non-immediate family members to stay 6 feet apart, for example, and wearing masks is a courtesy for everyone included. While these things are still a good idea, it’s a big change for those in mourning who were very limited to the number of attendees and to outdoor services.
If you don’t want to take any chances, there is no reason why you can’t continue forward with the old regulations in mind. If you have elderly individuals in your family who might attend or someone who is medically fragile, they should absolutely stay home and away from the event. There are opportunities to honor loved ones in the comfort of a home that can help everyone get what they need.
But if you do have in-person services, you will want to try and limit the contact you have with others. Funerals are the perfect places to give hugs and handshakes and it’s hard not to do that in these situations. Right now, though, things like that can spread things you don’t want spread. It might be best to distance yourself and not have any type of receiving line. Place hand sanitizer around the area so everyone can use it. And make sure separate families have separate transportation to the cemetery. The distance between people should continue at the burial site.
Surrounding yourself with family members and friends helps with healing and support during the grieving process. The Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ is here to help you safely get what you need every step of the way with suggestions to keep you and everyone else in your family safe along the way. The professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels want you to be able to honor your loved one and we understand that the process is harder now with restrictions. But as things continue to lift and expand, we’ll keep a close eye on every situation so we know just what you can and can’t do and just what’s safe and what needs to be avoided. We’re here to get you through this.