It’s been said that regret is insight that comes a day too late. We know for a fact that there is no room for regret when fulfilling your loved one’s final wishes. We also know that many families have suffered the heartache that stems from choosing the wrong cremation provider. The effects of this choice can be devastating–more importantly, they cannot be undone.
Ballard-Durand wants you to make the best decisions possible.
Don’t assume that all cremation providers are the same.
Ask questions. Do they follow a code of ethics? Do they have a tracking system? How can I be sure the cremated remains I receive are those of my loved one? Avoid heartache and regret by taking the time to ask questions and learn more about the cremation process.
Don’t make your decisions based on price alone.
We know that most families must be cost conscious, and cremation services should be priced within your means. However, making decisions based on price — and price alone — can lead to regret later on. Don’t just look at the bottom line; look for the quality you’ll receive. The decision you make needs to be based on value.
Make sure they quote you the complete cost.
Some cremation providers may quote you a low price, but neglect to include transfer of deceased to the funeral home, professional service fees, and care of the deceased. Don’t wait to discover that not all the costs of cremation were included.
Don’t underestimate the importance of face-to-face contact.
Be sure to schedule a face-to-face visit to meet the staff and inspect the facility. We invite you to spend some time with us exploring our facility and your memorialization options.
We want you to take all the time you need, so that you feel more confident about your cremation decision.