As the novel coronavirus has taken over the world and made its impact on many industries, the funeral industry has not been an exceptions. A funeral or memorial tribute offers comfort to family members and close friends, it gives them some type of closure, and it has been proven to help the grieving family members to overcome such critical moment. That is precisely why learning that these types of gatherings can no longer be carried out, could result quite disappointing. Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service offers every service that may be needed after a loved one dies, from embalming to cremation; even during pandemic times. This pandemic has made it more evident than ever that funeral directors play an important role in modern society. Funeral homes in Glenwood Springs, CO have adopted different methods as alternatives to adapt to COVID-19 times.
They have made it possible for grieving members to interact somehow in the ceremony. This has been done virtually, by hosting the event online; or through a drive through funeral (in which mourners are allowed a few minutes to say their goodbyes). Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away.
The impact of the virus has been both, unprecedented and unpredictable. For the first time in the history of the United States, national cremation rate has surpassed the national burial rate. Funeral directors have had to adapt to the different circumstances and carry out funeral services for a considerable amount of people, a lot more than usual. Reason to now be considered essential first responders in times of national crisis. They have been there, staying as flexible as possible with the intention to meet every family’s distinct needs. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to guilt, and sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or thinking straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief will be.
Enforcing social distancing laws have brought along major anomalies in funeral practices as we knew them. A huge amount of pressure has been exerted by grieving families to try to ignore the 10-mourner limit. Also, as it has been pointed out, the absence of physical expressions as ways of coping with grief as social beings has left its marks on how people process and deal with death.
That is where live-streaming funerals come into place. Many people will of course feel it is not the same (probably because it is not) but it will most definitely fulfill the social part of the ceremony.
If your loved one’s cause of death, turns out to be COVID-19, for the safety of you and your family and friends, your funeral director will take extra precautions when preparing the body at the funeral home of your choice in Glenwood Springs. Your funeral director at Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service will be committed to providing you with the opportunity, within what is possible in times of so many restrictions, of saying your goodbyes. Thus, if you are making funeral arrangements during these times, relying on experts to handle everything for you, will be the best option.