What To Do First In This Difficult Time

We understand how difficult it is to lose someone you love.

And along with the wide range of emotions that you may be feeling, you have some pretty important decisions that you must make — and some of these decisions must be made very soon — to ensure that your loved one’s memory is treated with both dignity and respect.

You may be a combination of grief-stricken, a bundle of nerves, heart-broken, exhausted or just too upset to think clearly.

In any case… call us at (954) 456-6966.

Call Us First and at ANY Time — 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Sometimes decisions have to be made in the middle of the night and things can’t wait until morning.

For example, arrangements might need to be made to transfer a loved one’s body from a hospital, hospice or home.

Or maybe there are other circumstances where you want or require immediate answers.

Wade Funeral Home is just a phone call away. Feel free to contact us at any time, day or night.

We’ll answer any immediate questions you might have or arrange to provide any services to meet your immediate needs.

We’ll Set Up an Arrangement Meeting

Then we’ll set up a time that is convenient for you to come by our funeral home to make the necessary arrangements and take care of anything else, such as helping you with the proper documentation and paperwork, or filing insurance claims on your behalf.

We’ll Come to YOU If You Want

We know that sometimes there are situations that can prevent you from being able to visit a funeral home to make the necessary arrangements for your loved one’s service. So in those circumstances, we’ll come to you.

Not only will we provide you with the information you’ll need to help you make the right decisions, but we’ll help you uncover all of your available options and guide you through assembling any required documentation as well.

We’ll even bring along some brochures to assist you in choosing the appropriate means of best honoring your loved one.

We’ll compassionately answer any questions you might have, using our expertise and our experience so that ALL of the arrangements can be made, down to the last detail… and right from your kitchen table, too.

Determine the Legally Responsible Party

Do you know who is legally responsible for making funeral arrangement decisions on behalf of your loved one?

That’s important because this is the only person who should be making these decisions.

If the deceased has not pre-planned their funeral or expressed wishes through a written document, such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (or through a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to carry out their wishes) then the responsibility pretty much falls in this order:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner Surviving Adult Child or Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The designated responsible party needs to be present to make the decisions and to sign documents during this final arrangement planning process.

Consider Other Family Members Or Close Friends, Too

It’s ALSO  important to include any children, family or close friends that should be a part of the arrangement process, and who could perhaps even help you with any expenses (if applicable) associated with funeral, memorial or burial services.

Even though they may not have any legal decision-making rights, their input could be very helpful and valuable to the process.

Get Together The Necessary Paperwork

When a loved one dies , it’s not just an emotional matter for those left behind; it is also a legal matter which requires the timely  and accurate completion of certain paperwork.

The first step in caring for your loved one involves the completion and the filing of the death certificate and burial or cremation permit.

These documents must be filled out as accurately as possible. And you will need to have the proper documentation on hand to complete this paperwork.

To assist us in preparing all the necessary paperwork, you will need the following:

  • Birth Certificate of the Deceased
  • Marriage Certificate of the Deceased
  • Funeral Pre-arrangement Documents (if available)
  • Military Discharge Papers of Deceased
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care of Deceased
  • Last Will and Testament of Deceased
  • Revocable Living Trust of Deceased

Make the Arrangements

Burial or cremation? Funeral ceremony at a place of worship? Graveside service? Memorial service on a future date? Wake, visitation, or viewing? Cemetery? Headstone, monument, or graveside marker? What type of casket or burial vault? Countless more decision have to be made.

And each decision that you make carries certain pros and cons, along with related expenses. You need to know ALL of your options.

We have the knowledge, expertise AND experience you need so that your decision-making process will be much easier.

We Are Here For You

Wade Funeral Home is here to answer all of your questions, provide you with all of your options, and to help you make the appropriate decisions so that your loved one’s life will be celebrated in a way that is both meaningful and memorable.

Simply call us at (954) 456-6966 — day or night — or fill out our quick and convenient contact form.