Trusted Cremation Providers is an association of local, family owned cremation providers who meet the highest level of professional standards. Unlike other funeral associations and cremation marketing gimmicks, the Trusted Cremation Provider designation is by invitation only based upon a member firm's merit and not their ability to pay a membership fee or marketing license. All firms who have received the Trusted Cremation Provider designation have done so based upon their professionalism, client family relationships, and superior knowledge in cremation. Besides the aforementioned requirements, member firms must meet and maintain the following requirements to for membership:
•Be family owned and own their own crematory.
•Pledge to abide by a strict ethical code.
•Maintain a maintenance contract with a reputable crematory maintenance company.
•All funeral directors making cremation arrangements must be licensed crematory operators.
•Not operate their crematory as a commercial crematory
•Only perform cremations for funeral homes under the same ownership.
•Attend continuing education classes for cremation.
•Submit to yearly crematory inspection and audit.
•Perform the cremation process according to an exclusive 10-Step cremation promise.
Your Loved One Never Leaves Our Care
Many other funeral homes hire third party crematories who handle large numbers of cremations for several funeral homes at once. These funeral homes transfer your loved one to outside cremation services, making it impossible for the funeral home to manage and personally supervise the cremation. We have our own privately-owned crematory and only provide services to the families that we serve. Our certified staff manages every detail and your loved one never leaves our care.
We Will Take All Steps To Identify Your Loved One
To ensure proper identification, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one at the moment they are transferred into our care. To further safeguard your loved one’s identity, a Witness of Removal is signed by you, a healthcare professional or law enforcement officer. This document ensures that the remains have been properly identified.
We Will Track Every Step With Our Unique Tracking System
Upon arrival at our care center, your loved one is logged into our unique tracking system. Our tracking system includes date and time of arrival at our facility and name of the staff member who facilitated the transfer. Our tracking system will ensure continuity throughout the cremation process. Personal belongings are catalogued and placed in a secure area for their return to the family.
We Will Provide Family Identification
Our staff will bathe and dress your loved one in the clothes provided by the family or a gown we provide. An opportunity will be provided for you or a representative to positively identify him or her prior to cremation.
Checks and Balances Are In Place
One of our dual licensed funeral directors and crematory operator, will review and blind check all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure authorizations and permits have been received and have been properly documented. Your loved one is assigned an ID number, which is stamped into a stainless-steel identification disc. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process. Once all documentation is verified and your loved one is ready to be cremated, a second ID band will be placed on your loved one, then they will be transported to our privately-owned crematory.
We Will Perform A Pre Cremation ID & Paperwork Check
Immediately prior to the cremation process, your loved one is taken to the crematory and the Pre Cremation Checklist is completed. This process includes verifying their personal ID band and ID number again as well as confirming all cremation paperwork. All items are noted in your loved one's permanent file and in our crematory log book. This log shows the name of the individual, date and time of the cremation, identification number and crematory operator’s name. Once all items are confirmed, your loved one is ready for cremation.
We Will Perform A Worry Free Cremation
Prior to placing your loved one in the cremation chamber, one ID band is removed (one remains on with them) and stapled to their permanent file which ensures physical verification of your loved one's ID. The stainless steel ID disc is placed in the cremation chamber with your loved one and remains with your loved one at all times from this point on.
We Will Provide Inurnment
After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains and ID disc are removed from the cremation chamber and the cremated remains are processed prior to being placed in an urn with the stainless-steel ID tag.
We Will Return Your Loved One To You In A Dignified Manner
A licensed member of our staff will transport your loved one’s urn back to the funeral home and will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains. At this time, we will provide a dignified setting, in which to receive the urn, where you may spend a few moments, privately, in quiet reflection.
We Will Help You Start Healing
We will assist in planning a Life Celebration before or after the cremation, which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for you to pay tribute to your loved one and start on your path to healing.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for additional information.