The right funeral home makes all the difference when planning funeral services for yourself or a loved one. It can be a difficult choice with many aspects to consider. To help you make an educated choice, we’ve created this simple guide to selecting the funeral home that is right for you and your family.

Establish Your Priorities

Whether you are planning ahead for yourself or making arrangements for a loved one, the first step is to give some thought to what you want and expect for the funeral services. Don’t worry about outlining every detail at this time. For now, consider how you would like to honor the departed person and support mourners. Determining what you can afford through life insurance, financing or out-of-pocket is also an important step.

Research Options

If there are several funeral homes in your area, narrowing them down can be a big task. A good place to start is by asking trusted friends and family members for recommendations. You can also do your own research by looking at the websites of funeral homes close by to see if they offer the services you are looking for. Reading through funeral home reviews will give you an idea of the establishment’s reputation.

Visit and Make a Decision

Once you’ve narrowed your list to two or three options, you can visit each in person. Seeing the funeral home and meeting staff will help you make a final decision. After visiting, compare the pros and cons of each to help you come to a well-thought-out final decision.

No matter what stage of the selection process you are in, Strouf Funeral Home and Cremation can help you. We understand how confusing and overwhelming making arrangements can be. Let us make things easier for you. Call or visit today.