When A Death Occurs

When a death occurs, there are certain things that need to be done and this process depends greatly on where the death happened. We encourage you to contact us immediately at the number above for the help and professional advice you need through this difficult time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, Guiding Light Cremations and Funerals is here to help you step-by-step through this process. We’re always available to address any of your immediate questions and concerns.

When a Death Occurs at Home

If a death happens at home, and the deceased was under a physician’s care, it’s up to a family member to immediately call us directly at 954-381-8888

If a death happens at home and it is accidental or unexpected, it’s crucial that you also call 911 before the loved one is moved out of the home.

When a Death Occurs in Supervised Care

In situations where your loved one was in supervised care, such as a nursing home or hospital at the time of death, their staff will immediately notify you and the authorities. If you’ve let the facility know you’ll be working with Guiding Light Cremations and Funerals, they will also notify us and one of our funeral directors will contact you immediately to help you proceed.