According to the FTC, you are not required by the government to use a funeral home when conducting a memorial service or funeral. However, many families find that having someone reliable they can turn to with questions can make the process go more smoothly. It is vital that you find the right funeral home for your family that can provide reliable and empathetic care during what can be a very emotional time. Keep these tips in mind when you are looking for the right funeral home. 

Keep Costs in Mind

The costs of funerals can vary greatly, depending on the decisions that you make throughout the planning process. Nearly every family has a budget in mind and a funeral planner should be able to help steer you in the direction of selection that will help you stay within that set budget — or let you know upfront if the budget doesn’t feel realistic for your needs.

Provide the Services That You Need

Does your loved one need a military funeral, or perhaps there are some specific religious requirements for their final resting place? Be sure to mention these to your funeral home and cemetery provider at the beginning of the conversation to be sure your needs can be met. 

Visit Several Funeral Homes

Before you make a decision this important, it’s good for you and your family to visit several local funeral homes. This will be a long-term relationship with your funeral home, and you want to know you are making the right decision. Consider how long the funeral home has been in business, the feeling you get from the staff there and the level of upkeep that you find throughout the cemetery as well. 

At Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery, we know what it means to take care of families. We have been providing trusted, well-qualified funeral planning, memorial services, burials and cremation for Arizona families since 1951, and our family takes pride in offering caring and compassionate services to the community. Contact us anytime 24/7 with questions at 480-832-2850 or send an email to wecare@mvfuneralhome.com for more information.