Home Funeral Guide and Green Burial Consulting Services
Contrary to popular belief, embalming, cremation or burial is not required within 24, or even 48, hours of death under most circumstances. Families can care for their own loved one in the home after death. This is what everyone did three to four generations ago, and what many people still do throughout the world. It’s called a “home funeral” and is a natural extension of hospice care. It is safe, simple, inexpensive and legal in all 50 states. The benefits of home funeral and green or natural burial include personal expression of grief in a relaxed atmosphere, the love and honor that only family members can provide, inclusion of the family and the community, and an improved grief journey for those involved.