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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Misperceptions about selecting cremation arrangements

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

When a family chooses cremation it does not limit their funeral choices.  There are several misperceptions that many families believe, but families can be just as creative as families selecting traditional arrangements.

While advertising makes it seem like direct cremation is the only choice, when you choose cremation you can have any kind of service or any kind of memorial you wish. That means you can have a traditional service and a cremation, direct cremation followed by a memorial service, a scattering and a permanent cemetery niche, or space in a cremation garden. A permanent place to remember loved ones fills an important need that a scattering just can’t.

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