The Different Cremation Options

Posted on March 9, 2020 by McVeigh Funeral Home, Inc. under cremation services
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For many families, cremation can be a better choice than a traditional burial for a loved one who has passed away. There are different options to choose from, however, and people do not usually know this. If you would like to start making arrangements for a loved one and you are not certain about which option is best, providers of cremation services in Albany, NY can offer some assistance.

The most common option and the one that is the least expensive is direct cremation. This is what most people think when they talk about cremation services. Direct cremation is an option that makes it possible for you to get the service done quickly and in a manner that is not expensive. If you are working with a limited budget, this can be the perfect option. It only takes a few hours, allowing you to get through it quickly if that is a concern. You do not even have to purchase an urn if you do not want to, since the providers will offer the remains in a box.

The next type of cremation that you can choose is a full cremation. This includes the regular cremation as well as a number of added services. There are many of these, and most providers will allow you to choose from among them. A full cremation makes it possible to offer a loved one the memorial service you want and can sometimes include discounts on urn selections. If you are looking for more services, a full cremation is a good choice.

A less common option but one that lately people are asking for more often is bio cremation. Bio cremation uses water to break the body down, instead of heat. This means that no carbon is released into the air, so that you do not have to worry about the impact on the environment. If your loved one was someone who was environmentally conscious, it is definitely something that you want to keep in mind. Not all providers of cremation services have the facilities for this kind of cremation, so if you are interested in it, you do want to take some time to find a provider that can offer it. Ask for a list of services and read up on the options they offer.

Choosing which cremation option is best for your family and your deceased loved one does not have to be difficult. When you take time to read up on the options and ask lots of questions, you can expect to decide more easily. Consider the budget you have, the kind of services you prefer, and consult with the rest of the family to see what they all agree on. To learn more about budget funeral, reach out to us at McVeigh Funeral Home, Inc. We are here to offer our guidance and to answer any questions you may have. Stop by our location at 208 N Allen St Albany, NY 12206 or give us a call at (518) 489-0188 for more information.

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