Working With a Funeral Director

From kings to rockstars to anyone down the street from you, everyone deserves a respectable and dignified funeral service. As most family members are emotionally vested, it’s common to hire the services of a funeral director for planning the events. Funeral directors and Funeral Service workers are usually in touch with immediate family members and help them plan all the events, and are the center of family communication.

Funeral directors and Funeral Service workers may help you with arrangements including cremation, selecting burial caskets, embalming information, funeral services, funeral flowers and also help guide you on how much does a funeral cost. They also recommend a cemetery and help you understand burial or cremation costs.

Apart from helping families plan for end of life, progressive Funeral homes, Funeral Service workers, and funeral directors are looking at creating social change in the way we experience the passing of a loved one. Funeral directors and Funeral workers also guide families that may want to pre-plan their own funeral in the future to avoid burdening their own children or immediate family.

Working With a Funeral Director

How to choose a caring funeral director

Funeral directors are usually associated with your local funeral homes. Funeral directors guide a family in finding a unique way to celebrate a loved one’s life and make the entire funeral service something meaningful. Not only do they need to understand the family concerns, they also need to be flexible to varying traditions that the families may be following. As families move more nationally and internationally, their communities, ethnic or religious groups may have give significance to different things, which the funeral director needs to be sensitive towards. The most important guideline is to honor and respect a loved one’s memory and make the events about their lives.

Some key tips when choosing a funeral director are as follows:

  • Great listening skills
  • Ability to stay flexible to changing needs
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to stay connected to the family via modern technology (Everdays App, Text, Phone, Email)
  • Empathetic and helpful

Most families choose funeral directors through word of mouth, known family or community connections. It’s important that you feel comfortable with the person who is guiding you and your immediate family through a difficult time.

To understand how funeral directors work, follow our blog series on conversations with funeral directors on the Everdays blog - Moments.