What to Do When a Relative DiesIf you're responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, shock and grief can be immobilizing.
Even simple decisions can be overwhelming.
Making the first phone callsWhat to do first depends on the circumstances of the death. When someone dies in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements, such as contacting the Dorsey Funeral Home.
When someone dies at home or at workIf a person dies at home or at work, first call 911 or the emergency phone number in your area.
If the person was under the care of a hospice program, call the hospice organization instead of 911