What is a Home Funeral?
At Undertaking LA we feel that the best way to express our vision of a Home Funeral is to describe this service as more of a "Delayed Removal" rather than a full ceremony akin to the kind that are held at a typical funeral home. This means that at Undertaking LA our main goal is to give you the comfort and security to keep the body at home for a few hours or overnight. In our experience we have been able to guide our families with a couple simple phone calls and logistical advice. Then when our families are ready, they call us to take their loved one into our care.
If you are wanting a full three day service or wake, a Death Doula is the best option, as this is their specialty and area of expertise and we want to ensure that all our families needs are met.
What if I still would like you to come over to help?
If you would still prefer the guidance of one of our Funeral Directors we can arrange this. We charge $996 for this service and it includes: consultation to discuss paperwork and go over logistics and disposition options, three hour home visit after the death has occurred to help with ritual bathing (using washcloths), help setting features, and assistance dressing the body.
Please note that this service takes place during normal business hours only.