Lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing requirements have had an impact on the way people grieve their dead. So if you have to plan a final service during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will have more to think about. But while it will take a bit more work to arrange a funeral or a cremation in the midst of the coronavirus, a dependable funeral home in New Castle, IN will be more than up to the task of helping you in your time of need.
What follow are some ways you can stay safe as you honor your deceased loved one.
One way you can stay safe as you arrange a final service for a loved one who has died is by planning on the internet. This will allow you to arrange a final send-off without having to leave your home. If you’re wary about going around and about at this time, then online planning will be a godsend of an option. You’ll be able to make arrangements from wherever you are and at whatever time you wish. If you do have any questions while planning online, all you’ll need to do is pick up the phone and call to speak with one of the staff members at the funeral home.
One of the things you’ll discover as your make final service arrangements is that gathering sizes have been dramatically reduced. So there will not be, for the foreseeable future, any large funeral services or graveside services. The number has been capped due to government regulations. You can have a small service in a church and then add a live streaming component. This will ensure that more people can be part of the funeral service. It will also be a good option for family members who, because of underlying issues, are more susceptible to the virus. And it’s also a good option if you have loved ones who live far away. So the live stream will be something that benefits family and friends of the deceased. It can also be archived online so that people can either watch it later if they’re not around when the funeral service takes place.
Social Media Memorial Page
You can also set up a memorial page on social media. This will give family and friends of the deceased an online place to post tributes, pictures, and messages. You can put the eulogy on the memorial page as well. It can be a great way for people from all over the world to honor the deceased. You’ll probably want to adjust the privacy settings so that the memorial page is only accessible to people who you and your family want to have access to it.
If you ever need to plan a final service with a funeral home in New Castle, IN, let us know because we can help. We offer funeral services, cremation services, veteran’s services, and permanent memorialization options. You can plan online or in person at our office. For the help you need, get in touch.