1. Who do I call when a death occurs?
a. That depends on where you are and under what circumstances the deceased died. If your loved one was at home, and not under hospice care, it is necessary to call 911. If the deceased was at home and receiving hospice care, your first call should be to the hospice nurse so that they may come to the residence to pronounce death and obtain the coroner or medical examiner’s approval for the body to be released to the funeral director. Continue reading