Oftentimes when death knocks on the door, nobody expects it to be there, and because of this it leaves everybody shocked and most are paralysed because of the emotional overload that they are experiencing in the moment of grief and it leaves them unable to think, decide, and even plan for what will happen next. Although the human person needs some space to feel the emotion that they feel during the occurrence of death it should also be noted that they should also be aware of the responsibilities that are at hand because of this.
Here are some of the basic things that must be done when someone dies.
Process the Death
The first thing to do is to report the death so that the death certificate can be processed immediately. This usually includes reporting to the authorities should it be included in an accident resulting to the death and in some cases in which it is not accidental but through natural causes it should still be reported to the nearest hospital or if there is a doctor around, they should be able to check the body and perform basic procedures to the body. The doctor who first responded or the first who checked the body should also be the one to sign and certify the death certificate of the deceased.
Contact a Funeral Director
If there is a funeral plan then that should be processed so that the funeral benefits of the deceased can be obtained and obeyed. Funeral services Melbourne and other places are available to be contacted so that they will be the ones to process the next steps of the funeral in communication with the family members and their wishes. In this case funeral services can actually help the grieving family have some space and time to feel their pain while the arrangements for the funeral is being outsourced to a professional.
Communicate with Family and others
In this stage other family members should be informed of the death so that they can make arrangements for themselves and also it offers them time to collect themselves in order to help with other matters of the funeral if there are any. Other significant people should also be informed. It also helps to have it posted on social media so that people can know about the details and this also helps in terms of consoling the family members.
Process the Assets
Lastly the family members should also process the legal matters of the whole incident. Assets of the deceased should be processed, such as bank accounts and credits cards should be informed of the death so that the accounts can be frozen in terms of legal procedures. The properties that are in the name of the deceased should also be legally processed if there is a will of testament it would make things easier for the family, if there aren’t any then the lawyer will be the one to process is fairly among the beneficiaries.
Death is not any easy event but we should be able to address and face it head on as it should be.