Thursday, October 31, 2019

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

Understanding Funeral Home Costs

If you are working with a funeral home to plan a funeral or memorial service, the cost of the funeral can be divided into three main categories: basic service fees, costs of additional services or materials, and cash advancements.

At Bergen Funeral Service, our team at our funeral home in NJ understands how difficult a loss can be, and approaches funeral arrangements with compassion and dignity.

Basic service charge

The basic service fee, sometimes referred to as “funeral director and staff basic services”, is for the services required for the funeral homes and the costs associated with those services. Basic service and basic service charges cannot be determined, but vary from company to company. In general, “basic services” include:
  • Submit necessary documents
  • Secure necessary permission and copy of death certificate
  • Properly store the remains
  • Coordinate arrangements with cemeteries, crematoriums, or other third parties
  • Expenses related to funeral facilities and management
For burial and cremation, the basic service fee is a flat fee and does not change regardless of the type of arrangement you choose. However, there are four cases with different basic service charges. They include:
  • When the only function of the funeral homes is to receive the remains
  • If the only function of the funeral is to transfer the body
  • If you are planning a direct burial
  • If planning direct cremation
In these four cases, basic service charges may be lower than normal basic service charges. However, some funeral homes may charge a fixed basic service fee for all services including the above four. Note that in many funeral homes, basic service charges are often used as a price indicator, so basic service charges try to be quite low. However, funeral homes may compensate for the decrease in basic service fees at high prices for goods and services. Additional services and goods Additional services and items offered by the facade are available at an additional cost and are at your discretion. These goods and services may include:
  • Antiseptic or cosmetic preparation of the body
  • Use a hall or cemetery hall to visit or visit, fun or commemorative events
  • Use a hearse, limousine or other means of transport
  • Coffin, burial container or
  • Funeral dress
You can decide whether to purchase all other goods and services at your discretion. According to the Federal Trade Commission's funeral rules, you have the right to purchase any goods elsewhere, and the funeral home may not charge you for the use of these goods. However, many fun museums will require certain services based on the service you choose. For example, if you choose to watch or visit, the home may ask you to pre-treat your body.

Cash advance

Cash advances are fees charged by the hall for any goods or services they may purchase on behalf of you from third-party suppliers. These goods and services can include:
  • Graveyard or cremation fee
  • Compensation for clergy or other service officials
  • Musicians, including organists, pianists and soloists
  • Car rental, including limousine and police escort
  • Report fee
  • Flowers
Some funeral homes may charge you for these items, while others may charge an additional fee above the cost of these items. If the home charges you for an additional service fee, although it is not required to disclose the amount of the fee, the law requires them to disclose it to you. They must also notify you of any discounts or refunds received from the supplier for any prepayments.

Our Funeral Homes

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Bergen Funeral Service
232 Kipp Ave.
Hasbrouck HeightsNJ 07604
Phone: +1 (800) 262-7901
Fax: 201-288-5694
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Queens, NY

Bergen Funeral Service
114-30 Rockaway Blvd.
So. Ozone ParkNY 11420
Phone: +1 (718) 738-8383
Fax: 718-296-0115
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Queens, NY

Bergen Funeral Service
102-17 101st Ave
Ozone ParkNY 11416
Phone: (718) 847-4500
Phone 2: (718) 847-4244
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Brooklyn, NY

Coney Island Memorial Chapel
2009 Mermaid Ave.
BrooklynNY 11224
Phone: +1 (718) 373-0880
Fax: 718-373-0882
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Naples, FL

Naples Funeral Home
3107 Davis Boulevard
NaplesFL 34104
Phone: +1 (800) 338-3761
Fax: 239-793-7140
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Burial Services in NJ

Are you looking for burial service in NJ? At Bergen Funeral Service, we believe that a burial ceremony should be an experience that is a sacred and personal tribute which honors your loved one's memory.

Burial Service

The death of a loved one is not easy to deal with. Asides the emotions and the heartache, there is also the planning and the arrangement that needs to be done as regards the final rites of the person. Planning a burial service can be emotionally tasking and if one is not careful, one can let lost in all the planning for the burial service.
In as much as the burial service can be tasking, there are some things that need to be done right. From getting the right funeral home to choosing whether to go with the traditional way of burying or any other form, one needs to be adequately prepared. Below are some things that needs to be crossed out before, during and after the burial service:
  1. Choosing the Burial Site or Property: choosing the right burial site or property requires a lot of consideration. Unlike buying a piece of landed property or a house, choosing a burial site is different. You need to take into consideration the distance of the site to where the loved ones are located (consider how often you want to visit). Also, the burial, as well as any future commemorative visits you make to the location will be subject to the specific by-laws as written by the cemetery administration. Just like when you buy a house, the cost of burial property rights range widely in price, depending on the exact location of the plot, crypt or niche. Furthermore, there are other costs involved with the burial of a loved one, such as the fees charged by the cemetery for the "opening and closing" of the site, the headstone or grave marker and its installation, and the purchase of a casket and burial vault.

  2. Choosing the Casket or Vault: You will usually read that the single most expensive purchase you have to make during this period is the casket. And while this statement might not be entirely true, we will tell you that the purchase does not have to cost you more than you can afford. The cost of a casket, the type of casket you choose will be largely based on personal preference. Do you prefer solid wood or metal? There are caskets made of walnut, cherry, maple, oak, pine and other wood species. Metal barrels come in various thicknesses and a wide selection of finishes.

  3. Inviting the right people: there are some people the deceased would have loved to be at their burial and there are some people who really want to be there. Ensure that invites are sent to the people who are considered worthy of sharing the last rites with you. Ensure to communicate the actual time and date intended for the ceremony to these people.

  4. The Graveside Service: The details really depend on your motivations and emotional needs. If simplicity is your main focus, the funeral service should take on the pattern you and your loved ones agree and feel most comfortable with.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Direct Cremation in NJ

Are you looking for Direct Cremation in NJ? Bergen Funeral Service, Inc. provides Direct Cremation in NJ with compassion, dignity and care for over 50 years. Residents in New Jersey are choosing direct cremation since it can remedy financial burdens that sometimes come with funeral planning.Whether you are pre-planning or in immediate need, Bergen Funeral Service is here to provide you with direct cremation services for your loved one.

For more information about Direct Cremation in NJ, call Bergen Funeral Service at (800) 262-7901.

Bergen Funeral Service - Your Direct Cremation in NJ Specialists

Monday, October 21, 2019

Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY

Are you looking for Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY? Bergen Funeral Service, Inc. provides Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY with compassion, dignity and care. Our professional funeral home staff assists with pre-planning or immediate need Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY.

Many residents in Brooklyn, NY are choosing direct cremation since it can remedy financial burdens that sometimes come with funeral planning. Affordable direct cremation removes prices associated with traditional funeral service planning and burial plots. Others choose direct cremation because it allows time for family to come together for a ceremony at your pace. If you have family and friends who may need to take time off of work or schedule a flight, direct cremation gives time to come together in your home or final resting place to pay final respects and offer condolences. For those who would like to scatter cremains in a special location, we do advise to obey all rules and regulations of national parks and locations in regards to cremation scattering.

For more information about Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY, call Bergen Funeral Service at (800) 262-7901.
Bergen Funeral Service - Your Direct Cremation in Brooklyn, NY Specialists.

Direct Cremation in NJ

Direct Cremation in NJ

Are you looking for direct cremation in NJ? Bergen Funeral Service, Inc. is a family-owned and operated funeral home, providing residents in New Jersey with direct cremation for over 50 years.
Direct cremation, sometimes referred to as simple cremation or immediate cremation, is a procedure that removes traditional services to reunite you with the cremains of a loved one in a more timely manner. When a direct cremation is performed, the body is taken directly from the morgue and to our crematorium. Here, we perform cremation procedures and present you with the cremains to scatter or cherish as you please.
At Bergen Funeral, we help make this difficult time less stressful with patience and clear guidance through decision-making, paperwork, financial circumstances, and other factors involved. We are dedicated to providing you with high-quality service to ensure that your final memory of a loved one is as beautiful as times spent with them throughout life.

For more information about direct cremation in NJ, call Bergen Funeral Service at (800) 262-7901.

Bergen Funeral Service - Your direct cremation in NJ Specialists.