Cremation Code of Ethics

Our cremation code of ethics ensures your peace of mind.

8 Steps Cremation Standards of Excellence

At Baue, we are committed to following the highest code of ethics, that is why we practice the cremation code of ethics. Our staff of licensed funeral directors, certified by the Cremation Association of North America (CANA), personally supervises every cremation following our 8-Step Cremation Standards of Excellence. This process ensures that your loved one is treated with dignity, respect, and care.

1. Your loved one never leaves our care.
We have our own crematory and cremation center inside our funeral home, so all your services are handled and managed by our certified staff.

2. Safeguarding personal identity.
To ensure security, a personal identification band is placed on your loved one at the moment your loved one is transferred to our care.

3. Tracking system.
Your loved one is logged into our tracking system and assigned an identification number, which is stamped into a stainless steel identification disc. This number is used to track every phase of the cremation process.

4. Family identification.
Our staff will bathe and dress your loved one in the clothes provided by the family or a gown we provide. Then, we will ask you, or a representative, to positively identify him or her prior to cremation in the casket or cremation container of your choice.

5. Cremation assurance process.
Two individuals, a cremation technician and a licensed funeral director, will review all cremation paperwork and sign the cremation order prior to the cremation. We record the name of your loved one, the date and time of the cremation, identification number, crematory operator’s name, as well as additional information regarding the cremation in our cremation log book. The crematory documents and stainless steel identification disc are placed on the outside of the cremation chamber during the cremation process.

6. After the cremation.
After the cremation is complete, the cremated remains are placed with the stainless steel identification disc into an urn. The identification disc is placed into our permanent files.

7. Receiving cremated remains.
Our staff will notify you to schedule a time for receipt of the cremated remains. At this time we will provide a dignified setting in which to receive the urn.

8. Honoring life.
We will assist in planning a private viewing, gathering, a funeral or memorial service which will appropriately celebrate the life of your loved one. A meaningful ceremony provides an opportunity for family and friends to pay tribute to your loved one and to share the memories of a lifetime.

Contact us to learn more about our cremation process. To plan a cremation service that honors life, you can make an appointment for a no obligation consultation or use our online preplanning guide.

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