PROCEDURES FOR A PLANNED HOME DEATH
Dying persons may choose to die at home, surrounded by their loved ones. Individuals and their families, whose choice is a planned home death can expect that their wishes will be respected, and they will receive support and coordinated care.
Decision making for a planned home death should be a collaborative process giving primary consideration to what is in the best interest of the patient and family and involving the patient/family, family physician, nursing personnel and others as needed.
Discuss option of in-home death with your physician.
Make a Plan with your family physician so you are clear about what will happen and family/friends will know what to do at the time of death.
MAKE PREARRANGEMENTS WITH A FUNERAL HOME
Such arrangements will normally involve making plans with the Funeral Director for transportation of the deceased after death and the options available for final disposition.
How Will I Know Death Occured?
Even though death is expected, you may not be prepared for the actual moment it occurs. At the time of death:
- There will be no response
- There will be no breathing
- There will be no pulse
PLANNED HOME DEATHS ARE ANTICIPATED EVENTS. WHEN THE DEATH OCCURS …
DO NOT CALL 911, THE POLICE, OR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. When you are ready, call Beaverlodge Funeral Service and we will bring your loved one into our care. Each death is different. It can be a time of crisis or relative calm. It is not necessary to call immediately. Take time to call the relatives and friends you want to be with you.
Beaverlodge Funeral Service is proud to be a part of our community. We aim to regularly offer services, like grief support groups and estate planning, as well as other activities. We strive to contribute to our community by sponsoring and participating in local events. We keep this page up-to-date and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
OBITUARIES AND TRIBUTES
We understand that it is not always possible to attend a service in person. In light of this, we've created beautiful interactive online tributes to memorialize your love one. Leave a condolence, share a memory, post a photo, light a candle, and more!
When posting a condolence or gesture onto a Tribute Page, please be advised it goes through an approval process before being published. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but many people do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral. While most people do not want to think about their own mortality, the time to pre-plan your funeral is now.