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QUESTIONS TO ASK FUNERAL HOMES WHEN CONSIDERING THEM

Published: July 4, 2022
by West Harpeth Funeral Home & Crematory

Deciding which of the funeral homes in Nashville, TN you would like to work with while making funeral arrangements for a loved one can be a real chore. It’s not always easy trying to figure out which funeral homes will be the best fit for your family. One way to do it is by asking a series of funeral homes the same questions and comparing their answers. Find out about some of the questions you should ask funeral homes when considering them below.

How much experience does your funeral home have?

You should always check to see how much history that a Nashville, TN funeral home has before agreeing to work with it. This will give you some general idea of how long a funeral home has been around. But you should also take things a step further and ask a funeral home how much experience its staff has. It’ll ensure that you’re in great hands when you begin working with a funeral home.

Which funeral services can your funeral home provide?

Not all funeral homes are able to provide families with the same services these days. Some will spend most of their days focused on delivering burial services, while others will prefer to work with families who need cremation services. If your family knows which funeral services you’re going to need from the start, don’t be shy about asking funeral homes if they can set you up with them. If they aren’t going to be able to extend them to you, that will obviously be reason enough to take your business elsewhere.

What are your funeral home’s prices like?

All funeral homes are required to post their price lists prominently. Many of them do it online, which should make it easy for you to compare the prices of one funeral home to the next. But if you can’t easily access a funeral home’s prices online, you should make sure that you ask them about their prices on the phone or in person. You might be surprised to see that some funeral homes will charge way more than others for funeral services. You’ll want to steer clear of working with a funeral home like this.

What things set your funeral home apart from the pack?

You should work at least a few more open-ended questions into the mix when you’re speaking with someone from a funeral home. This one would be a good example as it’ll give you a better idea of what a funeral home thinks its strong suits are. You should pay close attention to the answer that you get to this question since it could very well help you determine whether or not a funeral home is going to be worth your time.

Would you like to ask us these questions or any other questions you might have about our funeral home? We would be happy to answer them for you. We would also be happy to lend a hand with your loved one’s Nashville, TN funeral services. Call us today to talk to a funeral director from our facility.

 
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