The DFS Memorials provider in Lake Placid can help you arrange a direct cremation service for just $1,095 complete.
Mortuary Services of Florida is a licensed Direct Disposer Establishment as licensed by the Florida State Board F438949. Licensed to conduct direct cremations only.
We provide a very professional service, and we understand that families today want simple and affordable cremation alternatives.
What is included in the $1,095 direct cremation service?
Our simple cremation service includes the following:
- Collection of the deceased from the place of death
- Transfer to the funeral facility
- Shelter of the deceased
- Filing of the death certificate and cremation permit*
- The cremation process
- Return of the cremated remains in a temporary cremation urn
How do we proceed with arranging a direct cremation service?
We can make arrangements over the phone or online. We arrange for the collection of the deceased from a residence, hospital, hospice, or nursing establishment where they passed. Once the deceased is in our care, we file for the death certificate, notify Social Security and apply for a cremation permit from Highland County Coroner.
A ‘Cremation Authorization Form’ must be signed by the next of kin before the cremation can take place. We can complete this for you and will need all the deceased’s personal details. This form can be emailed or faxed for a signature, or you can call in to complete this.
Florida has a mandatory 48-hour waiting period before the death occurs before the cremation can occur.
Once this 48-hour has elapsed, and all the necessary legal paperwork is in order, the cremation is scheduled at the crematory. This can generally take 2-5 days, but an expedited service can be arranged if required. After the cremation has been conducted, the cremated remains are prepared and made available for collection or can be shipped to the family.
Visit our Complete Guide to Cremation: Everything from When the Deceased is Collected to Receiving the Cremated Remains.
Comparing cremation costs in Lake Placid
You will find our $1,095 direct cremation package is very competitively priced as value for money. We handle everything with compassion and caring. Feel free to compare our direct cremation price against other funeral and cremation providers in Lake Placid.
If you have any further questions about arranging a cremation in Lake Placid, call us now at (863) 226-4757, and we would be happy to help.
Can I preplan a cremation in Lake Placid, FL?
Yes, you can prearrange a cremation. Advance planning can help to ensure you get the most appropriate services provider for your needs and can save the surviving family the financial and emotional burden at the time of death.
There are various options open to you to plan ahead, so consult with your preferred services provider. A pre-arranged direct cremation plan can be preplanned at an affordable cost in Lake Placid, ensuring your family does not have the burden of worrying about funeral costs.
What can we do with the cremated remains?
As I mentioned earlier, there is versatility in what you can do with cremated remains. You can inter a cremation urn in a cemetery plot or niche, keep an urn at home, scatter the remains or create a cremation artifact such as a cremation diamond, glass paperweight, bird bath, or memorial reef ball, to name but a few!
The deceased had no life insurance – is there any help with cremation costs?
Sadly, there is little financial aid that supports families struggling with funeral costs. Most counties have a budget for indigent funerals, but this is generally for those who truly are indigent. Some counties do have limited funds to help low-income families with cremation costs, but this can vary county by county. Often, the most basic funeral services will be supported in these cases, with limited control over what happens. An affordable direct cremation from DFS Memorials can be arranged for $1,095 in Lake Placid.
If you have further questions about arranging a cremation, check out this Guide to Cremation Costs in 2024
*Additional fees may be incurred dependent on Highland County permit fees
Death certificates in Florida cost $10 each