The Funeral.com era

submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.

Today, many people utilize the Internet to buy different products and services, to acquire information and to seek answers to questions. Though it is a valuable and vast resource the information is not always correct, nor reliable, and at its worst, websites may take advantage of people. Sadly, this practice can apply to a funeral site as easily as any other that offers products and services and at a family’s most vulnerable time, when a death has just occurred.

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Transferring pre-arrangements to another funeral home

submitted by Jason “Oz” Oszczakiewicz, Owner/Supervisor, Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home of Doylestown, Inc.

When families make pre-arrangements they will usually pre-fund them due to Medicaid eligibility and spend down requirements before a loved one is being admitted into a nursing home or assisted living facility.  Even though families select a funeral home they can still change to another firm prior to a death occurring or when a death occurs.  This means the monies can be transferred to a new firm if a family is not pleased with the previous level of service provided, ownership has changed or is now part of a larger corporate chain. There is also the case where families have moved outside the local area and wish to use a firm closer to immediate family members.

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