How to Choose a Funeral Home

Funeral Planning

Posted on January 29, 2013 by Rachel Zeldin

In this post, we cover the main factors to consider when choosing a funeral home or funeral service provider. Choosing a funeral home is a very personal experience. There are many factors to consider when selecting a funeral home to work with. Below we outline some of the major points to consider:

  1. Location

  2. Price of services (use the à la carte general price list)

  3. Corporate or Independently owned

  4. Pricing of products such as caskets & urns (you can also buy funeral products elsewhere)

  5. Veteran services availability

  6. Religious or Cultural specializations

  7. Previous Customers' experiences

  8. Service offered such as:

  • cremation

  • full service burial

  • green burial

  • technologies offered including online obituaries, live streaming, and digital guest books

  • financing options (accepts credit cards, insurance policies, offers payment plans, offers financing options from a third-party)

Traditional directories do not offer insight into the majority of these items, which is why Funerals360 has gathered this information for you and created a customized funeral home search tool to help members search on the factors that are the most important to them when arranging a funeral.  

After launching a search for a funeral home, you can read reviews of funeral homes from previous customers' experiences, and learn about the funeral planning process by using the funeral planning resources and eduational articles.