There are several things that need to be considered when a death occurs.  The order in which things need to be done, usually depends on where the death occurred.  (a residence under physicians care,  a residence under Hospice care, or in a hospital)

A RESIDENCE UNDER A PHYSICIAN'S CARE (NOT HOSPICE) - If the death occurs in a residence and no one is there at the time of death, the police will need to be called and respond to the residence before the deceased can be removed.  If the person is under a Physicians care, but not Hospice, and family is present, the family may call the Funeral Home directly.  If 911 is called and an ambulance responds, the ambulance crew needs to notify the police who will then need to come to the residence.  The police has there normal investigation that they need to follow before calling the funeral home.  However, if the family calls Murray Funeral Home first, we will notify the proper authorities.

A RESIDENCE UNDER HOSPICE CARE - If the death occurs in a residence under Hospice care, Hospice will notify the proper people in the correct order.  They will contact the physician, medical examiner if necessary, and the Funeral Home.

IN A HOSPITAL - If the death occurs in a hospital or care center, the name of Murray Funeral Home may be left with them and then the institution will notify the funeral home at the time of death.  Murray Funeral Home will respond and contact the next of kin to set an arrangement conference.

In any case, when a death occurs and you don't know what to do, just call Murray Funeral Home at 330-435-6670 and we will help assist you in doing what needs to be done.








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