What happens to a dead body at the funeral home?

Answer A funeral home, funeral parlor or mortuary provide burial and funeral services. They embalm the body of the deceased for presentation in an open casket funeral or, per the family's wishes, have the... Read More »

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What happens to dead people at a funeral home?

Funeral homes prepare the deceased's body in accordance with the wishes of the family. Methods of preparation vary depending on whether the family chooses to have a viewing, a burial or a cremation... Read More »

How is the body prepared at the funeral home?

When a person dies, it usually is the task of the funeral home to prepare the body for it to be viewed so the person's loved ones can say their goodbyes before the burial. A professional embalmer n... Read More »

Who Can Release a Body to a Funeral Home?

During the final stage of life, a person may be in a hospital, retirement facility or receiving in-home care from a hospice or his family. In the event of a person's death, the next of kin must rel... Read More »

How long can a funeral home hold a deceased body before burial?

The amount of time a funeral home can keep a body before burial varies from state to state. It also depends on whether the body is embalmed or refrigerated within a 24-hour period, as most states r... Read More »