Are you worried about funeral costs? You are not alone. Many families today find themselves unprepared for the expense of death care after the loss of a loved one.
Although there is very limited help from the state to support families, a simple direct cremation can ensure you can take care of your loved one with dignity and affordability.
Indeed, in Boynton Beach, it is possible to arrange a direct cremation for as little as $995. This helps you take care of the immediate need for the cremation of your loved one, and then you can, if you wish, arrange a memorial service at a later date. This makes direct cremation not only affordable but flexible and with the option for personal family control of memorialization.
This short guide to cremation in Boynton Beach will help you understand funeral costs and the differences in price for cremation services. If you need immediate assistance with a direct cremation, call now at (561) 486-2466.
What is the average cost of a funeral in Boynton Beach?
These days we are discerning consumers, mindful of costs, and people now feel the same way about purchasing funeral services. Why should we not ask how much it costs?
The average cost of a traditional funeral in Boynton Beach is $7,297*, although the lowest price is $4,390.
So how do cremation costs compare in Boynton Beach?
Cremation offers a cheaper and more flexible alternative to a traditional burial and can, therefore, significantly reduce funeral costs.
No casket, cemetery plot, or burial vault is required, immediately reducing some of the most expensive purchases related to funeral expenses.
The average price for a cremation funeral service in Boynton Beach is $5,878*.
Direct cremation services in Boynton Beach, FL
Direct cremation is the industry term for a ‘simple cremation’. The funeral home provides only the cremation service. No ceremony or funeral services are provided by the funeral home. The deceased is collected and cremated, and the remains are returned to the family in a basic urn.
Direct cremation offers families lower-cost funeral services and more control over the time and type of memorial ceremonial services they desire. A memorial service can be held in a place of worship, a community venue, or even outdoors. The service can be conducted with or without the cremation urn present and can even take the form of an ash-scattering ceremony or interment in a cremation niche or scattering garden.
A basic direct cremation is available in Boynton Beach for $995, although the average price for a direct cremation is $1,685. To help families arrange affordable cremation services in Florida, we have selected only licensed cremation service providers who can offer a basic cremation package for under $1,000.
Call now at (561) 486-2466 now to arrange a low-cost cremation.
Are there any additional fees to the $995 cremation package?
In order for a cremation to be conducted, a ‘disposition permit’ must be issued by the county. At present, there is no charge for this. One death certificate is included in the direct cremation service package, and additional copies can be purchased for $20.00 each.
If the deceased weighed over 200 pounds, had a pacemaker, or requires a residential collection, there may be additional charges.
How do I know that I am getting the remains of my loved one back?
This is one of the most frequent questions families ask about cremation. Strict laws govern the cremation of human remains, and identity checks must be made all along the way. The cremation retort must be completely cleared following a cremation, and only one cremation can be performed at a time. The remains are cleared into a machine that filters out any metal parts (tooth fillings, hip replacements) and then ground into the fine ‘dust’ that is returned as cremation ashes.
Read our Complete Guide to Cremation to learn more. It explains every step, from the deceased being collected by the funeral home or crematory to the family receiving the cremated remains.
What if I am not sure about cremation or the family cannot agree about cremation?
Cremation is such a final disposition. You do need to ensure that you are completely sure that this IS the ‘right’ disposition choice for you. Certain laws are in place to ensure this final disposition can only proceed if the legal next of kin has authorized it.
A Cremation Authorization Form must be signed by the legal next of kin, and in the case of children, many funeral directors will require all children to sign.
You can authorize an agent for your final disposition or sign the authorization when you preplan a cremation.
What can you do with the cremated remains?
The options of what you can do with the cremated remains of your loved one are one of the reasons cremation is becoming more popular. You can, of course, just choose to inter the remains in a cemetery plot.
You can inter the remains in a niche or columbarium, or you can keep the ashes at home. Keepsake urns even enable you to disperse the ashes between several family members or choose to scatter some and retain a ‘keepsake’ memorial.
Ash scattering is also more common these days, and there are many options for how you can create a befitting ash scattering ceremony.
You can preplan a simple direct cremation service. This is generally funded through an insurance product that will cover this cost when the need arises. All monies are secured in a trust fund.
How quickly can a cremation be performed?
It generally takes a few days to make the necessary arrangements, complete all the legal paperwork and schedule the cremation. However, expedited services can be arranged if required. In Florida, there is a mandatory 24-hour wait period after death before a cremation can be conducted.
What do I do if I cannot even afford a cremation?
There is very little ‘free’ money to help families with funeral costs. What is available constantly changes due to budget constraints and varies by county. Some counties do have a provision to assist needy or low-income families. Contact Palm Beach county DFCS to find out what may be available to you locally.
Palm Beach County DFCS, 810 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
There is also a $255 lump-sum social security death benefit payment if the deceased qualifies, and your funeral director can help you claim this. So you may find that a low-cost cremation with DFS Memorials is a dignified yet affordable disposition alternative if your family is struggling financially.
What is the service area around Boynton Beach?
The $995 direct cremation package is available throughout the Greater Boynton Beach area and surrounding counties.
*Funeral prices obtained from online funeral price survey website 2022