Can I take the body home from a hospital?

Yes. In almost all 50 states, families have the legal right to care for loved ones after death, this right includes taking the body home from the hospital, nursing facility or coroner. It is advisable let the facility know of your plans and make arrangements for transport of the body ahead of time. 

Sacred Crossings works with compassionate, affordable funeral homes that support the home funeral movement.  When a loved one dies in a hospital, nursing home or is taken to the coroner, the funeral home will dispatch a driver to transport the body from the location to the home. A Sacred Crossing Guide will then support the family through the home funeral process.  

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