I was on a cruise ship once and a passenger passed away. For some people being at home with your loved ones around sounds like the better way to go but for me personally which way to the ship?
If you pass away more then a short distance from your funeral home you will be charged a mileage fee to get back. But if you die FAR from home there is much much more involved. Specific protect through Canada Purple Shield is the one product that I recommend that you buy right now! No matter your age. The younger the better actually.
Beyond the cost of caring for remains to return you have paperwork, legal fees, and a multitude of other items. Parents wisely choose to get a plan on their children as soon as they are old enough to travel alone. “Oh I have blah blah plan. Ya well check the print. Does it pay or reimburse? Will you have to pay out of pocket then try to get the money back? Is there a pre-determined illness clause? Purchase this one early and know that you and those you love are totally covered.
What is the first thing I should do if someone dies at home.
Call the police. You might call 911 but you might night want the fire truck, ambulance, and police to arrive sirens blaring. If you do go ahead if you don’t call the police and tell them what has happened. They will advise you if your loved one needs to go to the hospital or if you should call the funeral home. Funeral homes are 24/7 places. When you need them they will answer and come.
I talked to a funeral home one day and they proudly stated that they have been open 24 hours a day 7 days a week since they opened their doors in 1917.