When a loved one passes on, normally you reach out to funeral homes in Baltimore, MD, and move forward with final service plans. But what about right now? The world is dealing with a pandemic and a lot of unprecedented situations. Can you have the services you want for your loved one? Can you have anything at all?


Dealing with the death of a loved one is never going to be easy. But it can be even harder with so much uncertainty around the services you want to have. You know you weren’t invited to nearly as many, if any, graduation parties last spring. How can you invite everyone you want to a funeral?


The fact of life right now is that you are going to have to let go of certain traditions as you move forward with a final service of any kind. Comfort that comes through hugging everyone you know is going to have to be pushed by the wayside. Sharing a large meal with a lot of people who have traveled to the area from all over most likely won’t happen. But you can still have honoring services for your loved one and give them the final resting place they deserve. Here are some things to consider.


Virtual Services

Funeral homes have moved fast to adjust to the weird, current times because if one thing hasn’t changed, it’s that people are still passing on and grieving over loved ones. You can help your loved ones get what they need through final services if you make the services virtual. Is it as good as being in person? No, of course not. But it’s much better than the alternative, which is nothing at all. Have services with a small number of immediate family members present and then have everyone else attend a lives treamed service so, in one way or another, you can all be together.

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Safe Planning

You will want to make sure that as you plan, you do so as safely as possible. You don’t need to meet with every vendor you might need in person. You can call and make floral arrangements. You can work with the funeral director some by phone or video calls. You should try to limit in person appointments as much as you can so you can keep yourself and those around you as healthy as possible for what you need to do next.


It’s certainly possible to have services for your loved one, even during this pandemic, and funeral homes in Baltimore, MD are here to help you do just what. The professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. understand how hard things are right now, especially when you lose a loved one and aren’t sure where to turn. Turn to us and we will help you through the process step by step. We are here to support and implement the decisions you need and offer you the compassion that you should get when you are dealing with something this challenging.