There are just no words to describe how grateful I am to the Neptune Society and especially Russell Lavender for helping me through this very difficult time.
The cremation process involves breaking down the deceased body using high levels of heat in a specially designed cremation chamber. All cremations in the U.S. occur individually. The process of cremation normally takes two to three hours. The remains will weigh less than 10 pounds. Any large pieces or bone are ground into a fine powder and combined with the ashes, which are placed in a container or urn.
Cremation procedures vary based on the state, service provider, and selected funeral services. Below are some of our cremation options:
The process of cremation is a common choice among Americans. Cremation is preferred because the cremation procedure is a cost-effective and reduced land use alternative to traditional burial in a gravesite. Many service providers offer family members the chance to view a cremation process video which clearly explains what happens to the body before, during, and after the cremation procedure. This can be a good way to gain an understanding of how cremation works, and to help families decide if cremation is the right choice for their needs.
When considering cremation options, people sometimes worry about receiving the correct remains of their loved one. Modern cremation practices in North America include the use of a numbered metal disc that accompanies the body throughout the process of cremation for identification purposes. This is one of the safeguards that ensures the correct remains are released to family members by the crematorium.
Published: August 1, 2019
Palliative care and hospice care have a common purpose: to provide compassionate care and relief from pain and stress to people with serious, life-limiting illnesses. But the goals of each are different. Read on for more information regarding the differences between palliative and hospice care.
Published: June 13, 2019
When you’ve lost your life mate, it’s often an effort just to get through the day. In your grief and sadness, you may feel shock, anxiety, fatigue, depression, even anger at your partner for dying. Read on for tips on coping iwth the loss of a spouse or partner.
Published: June 6, 2019
For adults, losing a loved one is disorienting and difficult to accept. But for children, who are still experiencing so many new life lessons, it’s far more so, affecting their sense of security. It may be hard for children to understand how someone is physically present one day and gone the next, never to return.
Published: May 30, 2019
Did you know that as of April 2019, physician-assisted death has become legal in eight states and Washington, D.C.? Read on for information regarding the arguments in favor and opposition of physician-assisted death.