Funeral parlors, more commonly referred to as funeral houses in Australia, offer funeral services specifically for the local communities they cater to. Some funeral parlors in Australia also have a chapel attached to them to hold the funeral service. These buildings are referred to as chapels. Chapels may be attached directly to the funeral parlor or may be located elsewhere in the community. These buildings also typically can house caskets, trailers, and other funeral equipment. Chapels are designed to accommodate a wide range of different funeral needs, so there will always be a funeral parlor that caters to every client’s funeral needs.
There is also a difference between a funeral parlor and an embalming room. The embalming room is used to preserve the body after death, usually, after the remains have been cremated. The body is stored in a container or urn and placed inside the urn in a manner that will allow it to be transported to a cemetery or crematory for burial.
Burial services in a funeral parlor would include the general transfer of the deceased’s body from the vehicle to the cemetery. Once at the cemetery, the coffin opened, and the urn opened to accommodate the body. The funeral director would then administer the final rites. The Funeral parlour services typically end with the viewing of the deceased.
The facilities found in the funeral parlor are designed to manage all aspects of the funeral process. A facility would begin by preparing the deceased’s casket for the cremation process. The casket is then brought to the funeral parlor, from where it will be prepared for transportation to the cemetery. Cremation can take up to four hours; however, it can vary depending upon the particulars of the funeral service. It will also depend upon the weather conditions in the area as to how long the process takes.
After the body has been cremated, the remains will be prepared for return to the family. This is where the question of burials arises. It would seem that there should be a requirement that the deceased be interred at the exact location as their funeral. This is not the case. Although most funeral parlors will prepare the body for burial at the funeral location, they don’t need to do so.
Many people might choose to have the deceased buried in their local area, depending on the circumstances surrounding the death. A small community near a large city could be acceptable. However, burial sites are not accepted in many rural areas, and some families might opt to inter Them in a nearby town or country. Some religious groups do not accept the idea of a body being buried locally. If you work with a funeral parlor that offers this option to feel that it is your family’s wishes, then it is worth discussing the matter further with the funeral director.
As previously mentioned, many people are under the impression that when they make their arrangements with a funeral parlor, the funeral home will handle all of the arrangements. This is not the case. Although the funeral parlor may provide a specific order of service, this is only for an additional fee. It is essential to know what the funeral director’s funeral parlor requires in a pre-arrangement service.
For many people, this brings up the question of who exactly goes to a local funeral parlor to place a loved one? Well, depending on the culture of the area, this can vary. In many areas, the deceased is buried within a family plot to select the actual gravesite for the body. In other areas, the family may choose to find a location close to the final resting place. If the final resting place is within city limits, this is not a concern as the local funeral parlor will provide this service for an additional fee. As was explained above, the funeral parlor can only provide an outline of services and what you as the client would like in terms of how the body will be buried.