Category: Consumer Protection

On Casket Prices

The cheap casket is fine. Really. A low-end metal casket at a funeral home might cost around $1000 or slightly less. It will do the job, and most likely, at the service, the appearance of the casket will go unnoticed. People will remember the color, was it open or closed, and how well the body,…


Affording a Funeral for an Infant

NOTE:  I get many questions regarding specific services available in specific states. Please first try the Tears Foundation; Google to find closest chapter.  If they are not able to help you please email me, crescenthavenfunerals@gmail.com and I will help you find other options.  For the purposes of this post, “baby” or “infant” shall refer to…


Cremation Explained

Similar to my previous post, Autopsy Explained, here are several things you need to know about cremation and arranging a cremation for someone. As a professional, I have learned it is impossible to dumb things down too much. Certain things which seem obvious to me – such as “cremation is irreversible” and “cremated remains are…


Everything’s Included

I remember one staff meeting a few years ago where we were discussing a funeral home on the other side of the country which was being investigated for improper treatment of human remains. Bodies were stacked in the garage, without refrigeration, and burials which were supposed to be conducted within 24 hours were actually put…