In order that our clients may have a high degree of confidence in the cremation process, we have developed this “Worry Free Cremation™ Process” that your family may take an active part in.
FIVE STEPS PRIOR TO CREMATION:
- Our “identification band” is placed on your loved one at the time we come to your home, hospital or other care facility.
- The cremation container is labeled with your loved one’s name when they are placed into our secure refrigeration facility.
- We create a file for your loved with name, date, time and driver’s name and then placed into our secure refrigeration facility.
- One of our Managers views your loved one, checks for a pacemaker, reviews all cremation paperwork and permits to insure authorizations and permits have been received. One of them must initial the crematory checklist.
- If you wish, the family may witness the cremation. The state-of-the-art cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. At this point, the body is not embalmed; therefore the body may not be viewed in the cremation facility.
*Positive Photo ID. Many families chose to have a photograph of their loved one taken before the cremation. This is done via our secure website. After the photo is taken we then give the family a password to view the photo and make a positive ID.
FIVE STEPS DURING AND AFTER CREMATION:
- Your loved one is removed from our refrigeration facility. Log shows date and time of deliver to crematory and the drivers name.
- The crematory checklist including all authorizations and permits are then view by the crematory manager. The crematory checklist including all authorizations and permits and the deceased are then viewed by the medical examiner.
- Not until all of the above steps are satisfactory by Boston Cremation, the crematory Management and the medical examiner can the cremation take place.
- Once approved a numbered identification tag will be issued to your loved one and place on the front of the cremation chamber until the cremation is complete.
- After the cremation is completed, the cremated remains are swept out and taken to the processing station and allowed to cool. The crematory checklist and numbered identification tag are placed on the processing station until the processing of the cremated remains is complete. The number on the numbered identification tag and the cremation checklist are reviewed and a cremation certificate, and label are created prior to the placement of the cremated remains in the urn selected by the family, or the temporary container.