Today, the majority of Michigan residents choose cremation over burial, and that number is growing every year. It’s not hard to see why. As funeral prices escalate, more and more people find they cannot afford an elaborate funeral. So, they turn to us at Professional Mortuary Services for a dignified and reasonably priced alternative: direct cremation.
Direct cremation is becoming increasingly common throughout the United States. Since there is no embalming, visitation or service – just the cremation process itself – it offers a simpler, cheaper alternative to traditional burial or cremation. Cost is not the only factor. Many chose direct cremation because it’s more consistent with their beliefs or tastes. Others prefer to hold a memorial service weeks or months afterwards.
Whatever your reason for choosing direct cremation, Professional Mortuary Services is here to assist you in your time of need. Our cremation package, which can be customized, can be arranged and purchased online in just a few minutes, giving you maximum convenience and minimum stress. To get started, please complete three easy steps. 1. Choose your service option, 2. Provide some basic information about the deceased and yourself 3. Complete the necessary forms. It is that simple!
Professional Mortuary Services works to the highest standards set by our industry and in full compliance of state and federal law. However, to ensure the best possible service is offered to clients, our company has drawn up its own code of ethics. Every member of staff is trained to follow this code at all times. This code is published below.
Transfer: The deceased should be transferred from the place of death by staff in a respectful and timely manner.
Covering: The deceased is to remain appropriately covered before the cremation to retain his or her dignity.
Identification: The deceased is to be identified accurately using a positive identification system.
Preparation: The deceased is to be correctly handled at all times in accordance with mortuary standards and procedures as described by the government and other regulatory authorities. This includes a review of all cremation paperwork and the signing of the cremation order by a licensed funeral director.
Cremation: Only one body is to be cremated at a time to retain the integrity of the remains. The name of the deceased, the date and time of the cremation, identification number, and any other date relating to the cremation is to be entered in the cremation log book.
Cremated Remains: The cremated remains are to be handled with the utmost respect. Disposition of the cremains takes place according to the instructions of the Authorizing Agent.
Consideration: Clients are to be treated courteously at all times. All contact is to be performed with full professionalism and with respect for consumer laws.
Choice: Clients have the right to select the services and merchandise that they want without any pressure from staff.
Disclosure: Clients must be given the opportunity to review our General Price List before making their service selection, whether online or on the phone.
Explanation: The cremation process must be explained clearly and in writing to the Authorizing Agent. This includes all legal authorization documents.
Confidentiality: All physical records relating to the deceased, the Authorizing Agent and the cremation process are to be held in a secure location at all times. All digital data of a sensitive nature is to be encrypted in transit and at rest, and subject to technical controls. All users of sensitive data must understand their safeguarding role.