• May 4, 2021

Why a Cremation Service May Be Right for You and Your Family

Processing the recent death of a loved one is a very stressful and overwhelming process. Even if the recently deceased left instructions for funeral arrangements or how to handle their body, there are still many important considerations that must be decided in a short amount of time.

Among the most important decisions to be made is whether to cremate your loved one, as opposed to burying them in a cemetery. In almost all cases, deciding to cremate the remains will be more economical than a plot in a cemetery or entombed in a mausoleum. Secondly, cremating the remains offers more flexibility to honor your loved one. You can still choose to inter the remains in a cemetery, but you also have the options to decide to scatter the ashes at a location meaningful to your family, or display an urn in a place of prominence in the home.

As of 2020, about 52% of deceased Americans were cremated with the number expected to rise to 75% by 2035. Families have a variety of reasons for choosing cremations over burials, but the increasing popularity is a testament to the economical, religious, and social factors into the decision.

Once a family decides on cremation (or the choice was made prior to death), a reputable cremation service, such as Californiacremationcenters.com, will handle all of the logistics to allow friends and family to focus on the grieving process and spending time together to remember their loved ones. The service will pick up your recently deceased loved one from the place of death and present a variety of options for viewings, memorial services, and the cremation process.

Once the cremation takes place, the team at California Cremation Centers can help provide assistance on how to handle your loved one’s cremated remains. They are experts on the laws regarding scattering ashes or how to transport and ship them to their resting place, whether at home or at a cemetery. In most cases, they can even handle the paperwork for the death certificate and contacting governmental agencies on behalf of the family. At a time when it is tough to handle these matters because of grief, the professionals at cremation centers can get it done for your family in a dignified manner.

The death of a loved one is said to be the hardest thing to go through in life. The California Cremation Centers would be honored to have your trust to help you navigate the process and handle the management of the cremation and memorial process.