Plan A Cremation

Plan A Cremation

The Cost of Cremation

The cost of planning a cremation can vary widely depending on several factors, including the location, services selected, and any additional fees or charges. Here are some of the costs that may be associated with planning a cremation:

  1. Cremation fee: This is the fee charged by the crematory to perform the cremation process. The cost of the cremation fee can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the location and type of services selected.
  2. Cremation container fee: A cremation container is required for the cremation process and can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the type of container selected.
  3. Transportation fee: This fee covers the transportation of the deceased to the crematory and can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the distance and location.
  4. Death certificate fee: A death certificate is required for legal purposes and can cost between $10 and $50 per copy, depending on the state.
  5. Urn or other container fee: If the family wishes to purchase an urn or other container for the cremated remains, this can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars, depending on the type of container selected.
  6. Optional services fee: Additional services such as a memorial service or viewing can add to the overall cost of the cremation.

It is important to note that these costs can vary widely depending on the location and specific services selected. It is recommended that individuals research and compare prices and services before making a final decision. Additionally, many funeral homes and cremation providers offer package deals that can provide a cost savings compared to purchasing individual services separately.

Choosing a Provider

Questions to ask a Crematorium

All Dignity Memorial providers are licensed and insured in the states in which they operate. Never work with an unlicensed or uninsured cremation provider.

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Choosing a cremation provider for a loved one can be a difficult and emotional decision. Here are some steps to follow to help make the process easier:

  1. Research: Start by researching cremation providers in your area. Look for providers that are licensed and reputable.
  2. Compare prices: Obtain quotes from several providers and compare the prices and services offered.
  3. Read reviews: Check online reviews and ask for recommendations from family and friends who have used cremation services.
  4. Ask questions: Once you have narrowed down your choices, schedule a meeting with the provider to ask any questions you may have about their services, fees, and procedures.
  5. Check credentials: Make sure the provider is licensed and has the necessary certifications and credentials to perform the cremation.
  6. Consider location: Choose a provider that is conveniently located for you and your family.
    7. Understand the process: Make sure you understand the entire cremation process, including the necessary paperwork, transportation of the deceased, and any additional services that may be required.
    8. Trust your instincts: Ultimately, choose a cremation provider that you feel comfortable with and that you trust to provide compassionate and professional services for your loved one.

Following these steps can help ensure that you choose a reputable and trustworthy provider for your loved one’s cremation.

Choosing an Eturnal Resting Place

Find a Crematorium Near You

    There are several options available for storing an urn after a cremation, including:

    1. Columbarium Niches: A niche is a small compartment or space within an Eturnal columbarium™ or other structure designed to hold an urn. Niche options include individual niches for a single urn, companion niches for two urns, or family niches that can hold multiple urns.
    2. Urn Garden: An urn garden is an outdoor area designed for the interment of cremated remains. These gardens often feature benches or other seating for visitors to pay their respects.
    3. Scattering: Scattering the cremated remains in a meaningful location, such as a favorite park or beach, is a popular option for those who prefer a more natural setting for their final resting place.
    4. Private residence: Some families choose to keep the urn in a private residence, such as a home or apartment. This can provide a sense of closeness and comfort for family members.
    5. Cremation jewelry: Cremation jewelry is a unique option that allows a small amount of cremated remains to be placed inside a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet.
    6. Urn vault: An urn vault is a protective container designed to hold an urn and protect it from the elements. These can be placed in a cemetery or other outdoor location.
    7. Mausoleum: A mausoleum is an above-ground structure designed to hold caskets or urns. These structures often have niches or compartments specifically designed for urns.

    Overall, columbarium niches are a popular and practical option for storing an urn after a cremation. They provide a permanent and designated resting place for the urn, allowing family and friends to visit and pay their respects for generations to come.

    Families Guide to Cremations and Choosing an Eturnal Niche™

    Download our comprehensive and practical resource for families navigating the difficult process of cremation and memorialization. This downloadable guide provides step-by-step guidance on the entire cremation process, from selecting a reputable provider to choosing a final resting place for your loved one. With a special emphasis on columbarium niches, this guide also includes detailed information on the benefits of this type of memorialization and the cost considerations involved. Whether you’re pre-planning or dealing with the loss of a loved one, “Families Guide to Cremations and Choosing an Eternal Niche” is a valuable resource to help you make informed decisions and honor the memory of your loved ones in a meaningful way.

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