Whether you are preplanning your own final arrangements or have an immediate need for cremation services in Springfield, OR., there are a few things you will need to keep in mind. As providers of these services, our directors are here to help you with every step of this process. To help you know a little more about what is involved, we going to talk about the top three considerations to keep in account.
Following State Requirements
Each state has its own set of rules and regulations when it comes to cremation services. These rules can cover things such as how much time can pass before a cremation needs to take place. These rules also control what paperwork needs to be completed, and filed by who, and when.
When working with a funeral home or cremation provider, the director will have all of the knowledge needed to know what needs to be done and when. They know the rules and laws and will be there to assist you through the entire process.
Many people may be aware they will need a permanent urn for their loved one’s remains, but they may be unaware of all of the options that are available when it comes to urns. Not only do these vessels come in different styles and designs, but they are also made from different materials such as wooden, steel, and glass. Each of these materials has its own set of characteristics that might make it more or less suitable for its intended use. For example, glass urns can be quite beautiful, but because they are glass they are very delicate and might not be a good choice for a busy home where it could get broken.
Urns also come in different sizes with a standard size as well as an oversized option for larger adults and smaller sizes for children. There are also keepsake urns which are very small and only meant to hold a small portion of the remains so that many family members can each have their own.
Selecting the right urn will depend on your needs, where you wish to keep it, your budget, and other factors. Make sure to talk with your funeral home or urn provider as they can help you select the best one for your needs.
Deciding on the Placement of the Cremains
Most people are familiar with the idea of keeping their loved one’s cremains in an urn in their home, however, there are many more options families should be aware of. Just a few of these other choices include having the cremains:
- Placed in a columbarium niche
- Buried in a cemetery or cremation garden
- Placed in a mausoleum
- Cremated remains in a garden
- Made into a diamond
- Planted with a tree
- Sent out to sea
This list is just the beginning of what families can choose to do with their loved one’s cremains. Today there are so many options and with more and more individuals and families choosing cremation services in Springfield, OR., every year, more choices are being created. As providers of these services, we are here and available to answer all of your questions and concerns so please feel free to reach out to us anytime.