Whether educating the public, families, agency officials, or business contacts, it is essential to have something in writing to leave with behind. These easy to read and print flyers and brochures are for you to use by simply downloading to your own computer and printer for limited runs or to forward to a printer for larger numbers. The numbered flyers below are also available in the NHFA book, Building Bridges Along the Death Continuum. The NHFA Informational Sheet is a double-sided sheet with National Home Funeral Alliance information plus basic home funeral facts. Download it here.
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6 Ways Law Enforcement Can Support Home Funeral Families Often local police and state troopers are unaware of the rights families have to care for their own dead at home. Educate them ahead of time about your state's laws so that they can support you when the neighbors start calling them with concerns.
8 Ways Hospices Can Support Home Funeral Families Hospice personnel are geared to completing their function as support to the dying and the family and are often unversed in the laws and protocols for after death home care and for the change in authority that happens once the death occurs. Alert them to the legal parameters of their authority that ends when the time of death on the death certificate is signed and let them know what you plan. You may be surprised by their interest!
10 Ways Care Facility Staff Can Support Home Funeral Families Nursing homes, tiered senior communities, and other elderly care facilities tend to have time limitations for when a resident must be removed from their facility after death, while others provide support to the family who wishes stay in place longer to accommodate family member arrivals or arrange transportation home. Helping them understand the legal ability to hold may help relax policies that require immediate removal.
8 Ways Hospital Staff Can Support Home Funeral Families Hospital staff, from Risk Management to LNAs, is ruled by institutional policies that are often not in compliance with state law due to fear of liability. Educate your local hospital about the law while advocating for family-friendly removal policies with this handy flyer.
12 Ways Funeral Directors Can Support Home Funeral Families When institutions require actions that families are unable to do themselves, enlisting a funeral director may be the best alternative to accomplishing the goal. Many times funeral directors are unaware of other ways of doing things that weren't taught in mortuary school. Professionals helping home funeral families is easy—help them help you by sharing this. Also share this paper with funeral directors.
Use These Factoids in Your Next Publication
These jpegs are ready for inclusion in your next newsletter or other outreach. Each addresses a different aspect of home funeral information in easy to read factoid form. You can download the factoid individually as you would a photograph.
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