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Who You Should Call First

 


 


 It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call the applicable medical professional(s) that have been caring for your loved one, i.e. hospice, physician, etc.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. Your Funeral Director
2. Immediate family members
3. Employers
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends

When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in caring for the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

If you need additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us anytime of the day or night. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.

 

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