The funeral should take place within a few days of meeting with your funeral director, as long as there are no extenuating circumstances, such as waiting on family to arrive from out of town. Within those few days, the funeral director should have made all the arrangements on your behalf.
In most cases, nursing homes do not have long-term facilities to care for a loved one once they have passed away. As per standard practice, the facility will contact family and notify them of the death. From this point, a funeral director will start making arrangements for the deceased on the basis there is no coroner investigation taking place.
In a hospital scenario, there are mortuary facilities and the hospital would take care of your loved one while a funeral director will make arrangements and the family manage the release forms.
If your loved one has passed away, we’re here to help. We provide a wide range of funeral services throughout Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Deception Bay, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Gold Coast, Noosa, Tewantin, Maleny, Montville, Gympie, Tin Can Bay, Toowoomba and surrounding areas.