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How a Funeral Home Can Help Families With Grief

Published: September 11, 2023

Losing a loved one is an emotional journey that can be devastating to the family members left behind. During these difficult times, families can suffer through the many stages of grief and are often in need of support. Thankfully, funeral homes not only offer assistance in planning and burying loved ones, but they can also help families go through the many stages of grief.

At Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, we provide more than the standard services and are determined to help families with grief. Below, we discuss how the caring experts at an established funeral home can help families grieve their loved ones.

What Grief Might Look Like After Losing a Loved One

Right after losing someone, most people enter the long process of grieving a loved one. While this can look different for everyone, grief often causes both physical and psychological changes. Someone grieving a loved one may experience nausea, insomnia, nightmares, and even feelings of guilt.

These feelings are perfectly normal! Everyone deals with their emotions differently. Some people might finish the grieving process in a month and for others it can take years.

Choosing a funeral home can help families acknowledge their grief. People tend to be in denial in the beginning stages of planning a funeral but funeral directors can help families acknowledge their grief while also helping to ease the stress of planning a funeral.

Can Funeral Homes Help With Grief?

After the loss of a loved one, families must often immediately start thinking about funeral arrangements before they’ve even been able to process the loss. This can be a lot for families who are already overwhelmed with processing the death of a family member.

Not only can your funeral director help you learn about the different stages of grief, but they can also provide a wide range of other services, including:
- Providing a place for friends and families can celebrate the life of a loved one

- Assisting families with filling out paperwork for burial or cremation

- Planning a catered meal following the funeral

- Creating obituaries

- Ordering and taking care of flowers given by friends or family

- Coordinating transportation to graveside burial

Most family-owned funeral homes provide more than these typical services and by choosing Evans funeral home, a family-owned business, we can provide you with quality service, including grief support, advice, and more.

Why You Should Choose a Family Owned Funeral Home

Funeral homes are mainly owned by either large corporations or family owned. When it comes to choosing the right funeral home, you need to focus on what is important to you, all while receiving compassionate support and quality support.

Family owned funeral homes' success depends on the satisfaction of its customers. Corporate-owned funeral homes aim to please shareholders while family owned funeral homes aim to please their customers. With you as a priority, you will experience more compassionate support when you choose a family owned funeral home.

At Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, our grief support does not end after the funeral services. We are determined to help you through these tough times. That’s why we provide you with a grief support message by email every day. In addition, we also offer helpful grief support links on our website.

We are in no rush to get the next customer through the door and will sit with you and figure out what is important to you, how we can make your funeral more special, and help you properly mourn the loss of your loved one.

Contact Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services to Learn More About Grief Support

Choosing a funeral home can be a devastating task, but our team is determined to help you through grief support. Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services is here to assist you in the planning and executing the best possible service. To learn more about our provided services, contact a team member, visit our website, or call one of our locations today.

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