FUNERALS DON'T HAVE TO COST SO MUCH!
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New Cautionary Tip
When calling funeral homes for prices DO NOT give them the name of the deceased and/or be too specific about the location of a body UNTIL you are ready to hire them.
This past week we heard from a family whose father was basically stolen by a mortuary which claimed it had permission to pick up the body a day before the family was scheduled to meet with them for "an arrangement conference". The Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT record showed that the family had "not yet decided" which funeral home to use AND that the body would be sent "to the Medical Examiners Office". However the hospital morgue record shows the body was released to a mortuary instead.
-There is nothing in the Utah Funeral Licensure Rules that stipulates proper protocol for pick up of a body.
-Hospitals do have protocols for release of a body, but they don't openly share it. (It is our suspicion that most hospital protocols exclude mention of anyone picking up the body but funeral directors or medical examiners, which means you are dealing with uninformed, untrained staff.)
Be on the offense:
Use our mortuary price comparison surveys to: compare prices at a glance,
Refuse to tell a mortuary the deceased's name and/or the specific location until you feel good about a Statement of Goods & Services you've chosen. There are only false reasons to rush.
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OBJECTIVITY - You get advice from a group of knowledgeable volunteers who are not in the business of selling funeral services
DIGNITY - You learn about dignified alternatives to excessive funeral displays
CONFIDENCE - You are able to shop for services with full knowledge of your rights
SECURITY - You enjoy the convenience of pre-planning without the risks of prepayment
PEACE OF MIND - You are given the opportunity to discuss an important topic with family or friends while you are still healthy
CARING - You leave behind a final gift, sparing your family the stress of making difficult decisions during a time of grief
KNOWLEDGE & SAVINGS - You become an educated consumer, receiving more for your funeral dollar and avoiding unnecessary expenses.