How to arrange a low cost cremation in Baton Rouge, LA?

Cremation Authorizations & Requirements

If you are worried about funeral costs, a simple cremation is a low-cost funeral alternative.  It offers a simple and affordable solution for families seeking to arrange a disposition on a budget. You can arrange a low-cost cremation in Baton Rouge for just $1,450.

If you are considering cremation and want to learn more about your options and how much cremation costs in Baton Rouge, this brief article should help you.

How can I save money by arranging a cremation?

A cremation works out much cheaper than a traditional burial.  There is no need for a casket, embalming, or cemetery fees; this alone can save you thousands of dollars.  It is also possible to arrange a basic cremation with a funeral home in Baton Rouge and then conduct your own memorial services once you have the cremated remains returned.  This can be another way to save money and make the tribute much more personal.

What is the average cost of a cremation in Baton Rouge?

According to the Cremation Association of North America CANA, the average cost of a cremation is $3,200.  This is, of course, a national average cost, and the average cost of cremation also depends, not only upon where you live but also exactly what services are included with any cremation package. 

It is possible to arrange a direct cremation in Baton Rouge for just $1,450 complete.

Comparing cremation costs in Baton Rouge

Cremation Authorizations Baton Rouge LA

Cremation prices do vary by provider, even within Baton Rouge, so it is important to shop around and compare cremation prices between funeral homes today to ensure that you have obtained the best price for cremation possible.  

Telephoning around or conducting online research on cremation pricing can be time-consuming and overwhelming.  That is why we have conducted our own cremation cost research, so you don’t have to!  The funeral services provider we work with in Baton Rouge offers an exceptional value cremation package.

The DFS Memorials provider offers a direct cremation for $1,450 and a complete traditional funeral for just $3,495, including a casket.  Providing affordable funeral options for families in Baton Rouge.

cremation-cost-baton-rougeDirect cremation in Baton Rouge

A direct cremation is the lowest-cost cremation option.  The deceased is cremated without any ceremony and/or services, and the cremated remains are returned to the family in a temporary urn. 

This enables the family to ensure that their loved one’s disposition is handled simply, dignifiedly, and timely whilst not overspending on funeral costs.  The family can gather for a memorial service later if they so choose or arrange a simple ash scattering ceremony.

To arrange a low-cost cremation in Baton Rouge, you can contact your local DFS Memorials provider.

DFS Memorials Baton Rouge (225) 224-0966  –  Direct cremation $1,450

Is there any help with funeral costs in Baton Rouge?

Unfortunately, more families are finding themselves struggling to meet funeral expenses today.  Any financial assistance with cremation costs is managed at the Parish level and differs by state and Parish.  You need to consult your local Parish human services or social services to find out if there is any support. 

There is the $255 Social Security death benefit if the deceased qualified and certain benefits for veterans.  Other than that, you can try local charitable organizations, unions, and faith groups that may be able to assist you in raising funds for a funeral.

Serving families in W. Baton Rouge Parish, E. Baton Rouge Parish, Ascension Parish, Iberville Parish, St. James Parish and Livingston Parish and Port Allen, Scotlandville, Westminster, Inniswold, Shenandoah, Park Forest, & South Baton Rouge

Sara Marsden

I have been researching and writing about the death care industry for the last fifteen years. End of life services and experiences are something most of us choose not to reflect upon until we are suddenly faced with dealing with it. I have been contributing comprehensive and independent resources for families that explain how the funeral industry operates, and the laws that govern funeral practices. Sara writes for US Funerals Online and DFS Memorials LLC, as well as contributing to other forums and publications for the death care industry. I have a BA in Cultural Studies. This helps my analysis of cultural death care rituals, alongside a career background in Business Management. The death care industry is undergoing an epoch of change and this fascinates me.

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