Cremation can be a difficult decision for some. We understand that. We put this together to detail our process and our commitment to serving you well. Know that from your initial contact with us, our staff remains fully engaged in the care of your loved one and the survivors.
10-Step Safeguard Cremation Process
1) YOUR LOVED ONE NEVER LEAVES OUR CARE
At Aspen Cremation Service your loved one remains under our professional care and supervision at all times. We have our own on site crematory managed by our trained and certified staff. This assures your loved never leaves our care and is not transported to a third party crematory as many other funeral homes use.
2) PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SECURITY
To ensure personal identification and security, an I.D. badge is placed on your loved one at the moment they are transferred to our care.
3) SECURE HOLDING FACILITY
Upon arrival your loved one is identified with your loved ones name and I.D. badge and placed into a secure refrigeration unit.
4) TRACKING SYSTEM
Following arrival, your loved one is entered into our tracking system and assigned an identification number. This number is used to track every step of the cremation process.
5) VERIFICATION TO ENSURE CORRECT PAPERWORK
Before the cremation a funeral home manager and cremation technician will review all cremation paperwork and permits. This is to ensure that authorizations and permits have been received and documented properly.
6) CREMATION LOG IN PROCESS
Prior to the cremation your loved ones personal identification is noted in our cremation log book. This log shows the name of the individual, identification number, date and time of the cremation. The log is dated and initialed by the cremation technician before and after the cremation.
7) CREMATORY DATA IDENTIFICATION
Immediately prior to the cremation your loved ones personal identification is entered into the crematory data base system. This system is attached directly to the cremation chamber and allows for a permanent record to be kept of your loved ones name, issued identification number, time and date of the cremation.
8) DURING THE CREMATION
The crematory log information, identification badge, and stainless steel identification tag are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.
9) FOLLOWING THE CREMATION
When the cremation is complete, the cremated remains or ”Cremains” are placed with the stainless steel identification tag into plastic cremains container or urn selected by the family.
10) RETURN OF THE CREMAINS
Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for picking up the cremains. The cremains will be released only to the person who has been authorized to do so on the cremation authorization form signed prior to the cremation process, unless otherwise arranged . In this case the receiving party must show proper I.D. and sign a cremains receipt form.