It is our sincerest hope that you find the information and direction you are looking for here within our website.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us by phone, email or in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and one of our directors will be available to assist you.    Our family lives by the philosophy that there is no greater reward in life than to help another human being at one of the most difficult times in their life, and to know that through our efforts we have helped to ease the uncertainty and create a safe and comfortable place in which to reflect. Our aspiration is to provide the finest funeral or memorial tribute possible, to exceed our client family’s expectations, and do so with the utmost professionalism, dignity, honor and respect.

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COVID-19 VIRUS PROTOCOLS

Our funeral home has adopted the following safety precautions during the infectious pandemic of COVID- 19, also known as the Corona Virus.

MOMENT OF DEATH

Upon receiving notification of the request of the transfer of the deceased from the place of death the Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes shall treat all places of death and persons present as potentially infectious. Medical status questions shall be asked prior to dispatch from onsite or in charge medical personal or surviving family. Upon arrival we shall treat the environment as infectious and YOU shall treat us as infectious. Upon executing social distancing, and disinfection of the deceased, we shall remove the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home.

FUNERAL AT NEED AND PRE NEEED ARRANGEMENTS

Prior to making arrangements at our funeral home, we would ask our families to provide much of the information needed at the time of loss either over the phone or online. Our online pre arrangement portal is https://fredcdames.com/Forms/Pre-Plan-Online/33/index.html#form-start and our at need portal is https://fredcdames.com/Forms/Online-At-Need-Funeral-Planning/32/index.html#form-start both can be located under planning at www.fredcdames.com Although our facilities are disinfected after each use, by doing this we cut down face to face contact significantly or eliminate it all together.

VISITATIONS AND FUNERALS

We are taking every precaution to insure our personnel and facilities are safe. In accordance with the CDC guidelines and the President’s directive, we are only permitting a limited amount of people in the funeral home to pay respects to surviving family members at a time. All in attendance will be required to maintain social distancing. For those who are compelled to make human contact only elbow to elbow “bumps” are permitted. All non immediate family who are invited to attend funeral home visitations will conform to the following safe number protocol. Pull under the respective labeled canopy (like a funeral procession), wait in your car, a funeral director will let you, pay your respects (limited time), return to your car and drive away so the next limited numbered guest may enter.
Some families may wish to postpone their services. We understand this and have a myriad of options to be contemplated on a family by family basis. At a minimum, a funeral obituary should be prepared and posted. We also recommend doing an online movie to accompany the obituary notice.

This posting allows family and friends to share in the moment. This should occur with plans for what will happen next and when to memorialize and gather to honor your loved one.

These guidelines will remain in effect unless modified suspended or revoked. For the most up to date evolving Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes operational guidelines please view our website at www.fredcdames.com on our home page.

We understand this is a once in a lifetime moment, we want to keep you and our staff protected. Together we will make sure this moment never gets lost in time.


Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes,

Family and Staff

 

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Why Fred C. Dames At A Time Of Loss?

We are here for you and have been for five generations since 1854. That may seem like a simple and obvious statement, but it is all too uncommon. We are not like other funeral providers. Not in philosophy, not in practice.

We are dedicated to the belief that the process of grief is not a business proposition but rather an emotional, human passage to be treated with dignity and conscience. That is our sole motivation.

We are not like others, nor do we strive to be. We promise to take you through this difficult time with care, with sensitivity, and with thoughtfulness. We do not hurry decisions. We do not feel there is a relationship between what is spent and what has been lost. There is only what is right for you and your family.

We encourage you to decide what your own approach and values dictate, what makes you comfortable, what your loved one would have wanted, and to follow that guidance.