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Senior Living: Gravesite care when you can’t get there


Senior Living: Gravesite care when you can’t get there


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Keeping a loved one’s gravesite well groomed and decorated from time to time is a priority for many families. But for elderly seniors who have trouble getting around, or for families who live a distance from their loved one’s burial place and can’t get back very often, caretaking options are available.

Finding Gravesite Care

As a general rule, most cemeteries only provide basic grounds maintenance like mowing the grass and trash pickup. Special gravesite care is almost always up to the family. So depending on where your loved one is buried, there are several places you can turn to for gravesite ervices, when you can’t get there.

A good starting point is to call a friend or family member in the area, or contact your loved one’s church or religious affiliation to see if they would be willing to help you. If that’s not a possibility, contact some local funeral homes or the cemetery staff where your loved one is buried to see if they offer any gravesite services or know of anyone who does.

If you don’t have any luck there, another option is to hire a gravesite care company. These are small individually owned businesses that provide services like plot maintenance including grass trimming and weeding, headstone cleaning and restoration, flower and wreath deliveries and more. And, so you know the work was completed or the flowers were delivered, most companies will take pictures of the gravesite and send them to you.

There are literally dozens of small businesses that provides gravesite care services in communities or regions across the U.S. To find them, contact your nearby memorial society or local funeral consumer alliance program (see www.funerals.org/affiliates directory or call 802-865-8300 for contact information). These are volunteer groups that offer a wide range of information on local funeral and cremation providers, cemeteries and more. They may be able to refer you to a local service -- if one exists. You can also do a search online. To do this, go to any Internet search engine and type in “grave care services” plus your city or state.

If you can’t find a local service to help you, check into some national companies like Grave Groomers (gravegroomers. com), which has 22 different businesses in 12 states. Or Gravesite Masters (gravesitemasters.com, 877-476-6687), which provides a wide array of services nationwide through its nearly 200 subcontractors around the U.S.

The cost for most gravesite care services can range from $30 to $50 for flower and wreath deliveries, $20 to $60 for plot grooming, and $40 to $150 or more for headstone cleaning and memorial restoration. Special discounts for multiple gravesite services and visits may also exist.
 

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