If you are considering cremation and want to find out 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, and 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 also make the tribute so 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 $2,250. 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 $1,395 complete.
Comparing cremation costs in Baton Rouge
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 cremation possible. Telephoning around, or conducting online research on cremation pricing can be time-consuming and quite an overwhelming task. That is why we have conducted our own cremation cost research so you don’t have to! The funeral services provider we work within Baton Rouge offers an exceptional value cremation package.
The DFS Memorials provider offers a direct cremation for $1,395 and a complete traditional funeral for just $3,495, including a casket. Providing affordable funeral options for families in Baton Rouge.
Direct 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 returned to the family in a temporary urn. This enables the family to ensure that their loved one’s disposition is handled in a simple, dignified, and timely way, whilst not overspending on funeral costs. The family can gather for a memorial service at a later date if they so choose, or arrange a simple ash scattering ceremony.
Low-cost cremation in Baton Rouge
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 $1,395
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 you qualify and certain benefits for veterans. Other than that, you can try local charitable organizations, unions, and faith groups who may be able to assist you in raising funds for a funeral.
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