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Service Pricing

To help you make an informed decision about your funeral service options, we’ve broken down all the costs in our general price list. We also have several payment options, that can be found under the Service Options tab, to lessen the financial burden. If you have any questions, please reach out, as our staff is happy to help you explore all your options.

 


 

Code of Good Funeral Practice Selected Independent Funeral Homes

 

 

As funeral directors, our calling imposes upon us special responsibilities to those we serve and to the public at large. An important obligation is to provide information so that everyone can make knowledgeable decisions about funerals and funeral directors.

In acceptance of our responsibilities, and as a condition of our membership in Selected Independent Funeral Homes, we affirm the following standards of good funeral practice and hereby pledge:

"To provide the public with information about funerals, including prices, and about the functions, services and responsibilities of funeral directors.

To afford a continuing opportunity to all persons to discuss or arrange funerals in advance.

To make funerals available in as wide a range of price categories as necessary' to meet the needs of all segments of the community, and affirmatively to extend to everyone the right of inspection and freely considering all of them.

To quote conspicuously in writing the charges for every funeral offered; to identify clearly the services facilities, equipment and merchandise included in such quotations: and to follow a policy of reasonable judgment when less than the quoted offering is utilized.

To furnish each family at the time funeral arrangements are made a written memorandum of charges and to make no additional charge without the approval of the purchaser.

To make no representation, written or oral, which may be false or misleading, and to apply a standard of honesty in all dealings.

To respect all faiths, creeds and customs, and to give full effect to the role of the clergy.

To maintain a qualified and competent staff, complete facilities and suitable equipment required for comprehensive funeral service.

To assure those we serve the right of personal choice and decision in making funeral arrangements.

To be responsive to the needs of the poor, servicing them within their means.

To comply fully within the requirements of the FTC Trade Regulation Rule on funeral practices (USA)."


We pledge to conduct ourselves in every way and at all times in such a manner as to deserve the public trust, and to place a copy of this Code of Good Funeral Practice in the possession of a representative of all parties with whom we arrange funerals.

 


 

The Traditional Offering

The traditional offering is a complete service which has been historically rendered to a family and tends to include the pertinent service and facilities most families require. Included in this offering is the arrangement conference, obtaining the necessary permits, preparation of all paperwork including social security, veterans, insurance, etc. This also provides arrangement and supervision by the staff as it pertains to organization of church and clergy, as well as cemeteries and newspaper notices. The embalming and preparation of the remains have been included in this offering because of the firm’s policy for preparation when a funeral with viewing is chosen.

The facilities considered with this offering are all those necessary for one day of viewing (2-4 & 7-9) as well as use of chapel for services the day of the funeral. Facilities may be used for extended periods at some extra cost.

Our charge for this full-service offering is: $5,730.00. Plus casket, vault and cash advances. Additional fees will be charged for special handling of autopsied remains, services at church and transportation.

 

Itemized Breakdown of Traditional Offering

Service of funeral director and staff $2,900.00
Embalming and preparation of remains $1,325.00
Facility charge for one full day of visitation (2-4 & 7-9) $955.00
Facility charge for funeral services at funeral home and then at committal site $550.00

 


 

General Price List

Effective June 15, 2018


The goods and services shown below are those we can provide to our customer. You may choose only those items you desire. However, any funeral arrangements you select will include a charge for our basic services. If legal or other requirements mean that you must buy any items you did not specifically ask for, we will explain the reason in writing on the statement we provide describing the funeral goods and services you selected.



I. Basic Services of Funeral Director and Staff

Arrangement and Supervision:

Our professional service charge includes, but is not limited to, responding to the initial request for service, the arrangement conference with the family, obtaining all necessary permits, preparation of all paperwork relating to social security, veterans, insurance, arranging all details on behalf of the family such as cemetery, church or clergy, newspaper, etc., use of funeral director and staff prior to, during and after funeral services.

This fee for our basic services will be added to the total cost of the funeral arrangements you select. (This fee is already included in our charges for direct cremations, immediate burials, and forwarding or receiving of remains.) $2,900.00
Basic service fee for Memorial Service at the funeral home when this funeral home has no involvement with care or deposition of the remains. $1,150.00



 

II. Embalming (Including use of preparation room and sanitary care)

Except in certain special cases, embalming is not required by law. Embalming may be necessary, however, if you select certain funeral arrangements, such as a funeral with viewing. If you do not want embalming, you usually have the right to choose an arrangement that does not require you to pay for it, such as direct cremation or immediate burial.

If you choose to have an embalming performed, the decedent may be embalmed at a location other than this registered mortuary.

No human remains may remain unburied or uncremated in New Jersey for more than 48 hours unless embalmed or refrigerated. (N.J.A.C. 8:9-1.1)

Standard Embalming $900.00
Autopsy Embalming $1,100.00



 

III. Other preparation of the body (Including use of preparation room but excluding embalming)

Dressing, undressing, shaving, washing, necessary restoration, cosmetics, placing in casket $425.00
Sanitary care (Topical Disinfection) $350.00
Special restoration per hour $125.00
Repositioning $250.00
Refrigeration, per day after 48 hours $95.00



 

IV. Custody and Sheltering of Remains

This is a per day charge that will apply when the funeral home is in possession of the remains, except for those days when preparation of the remains, gathering or commemoration take place. $95.00



 

V. Other Staff and Related Facilities

Our services include setup of the visitation area, placement of remains, positioning of floral displays, and supervision and attendance during the hours of visitation.

Use of facilities and staff for viewing day or any portion of at funeral home $955.00
Visitation per hour $350.00
Visitation immediately prior to funeral $550.00



 

VI. Use of facilities, staff and equipment for Funeral Ceremony

Our services include coordinating the arrangements for the ceremony, staff supervision and attendance, and the use of the funeral home when used for the ceremony.

At funeral home (then to committal site) $550.00
At funeral home, to church (then to committal site) $550.00
Viewing (up to 2 hours) with service the same day $950.00
At church (then to committal site) $350.00



 

VII. Use of facilities, staff and equipment for Memorial Service

Our services include coordinating the arrangements for the memorial service, staff supervision and attendance, and the use of the funeral home when used for the memorial service.

At funeral home (then to committal site) $550.00
At other facilities $375.00



 

VIII. Use of facilities and staff for graveside service

(Whether at cemetery or crematory) Our services include supervision, attendance, and accompaniment of the remains to the cemetery or crematory.

Local $375.00
Additional for outside local area $495.00



 

IX. Transportation

Transfer of remains to funeral home $450.00
Hearse (Local) $550.00
Limousine $450.00
Flower Car $350.00
Van $300.00

The charge for each additional mile over 15 miles is $3.00 per mile.



 

X. Miscellaneous Service

Hairdresser $100.00
Organist $250.00
Porter per person $80.00
Creation, Preparation, Editing and Placement of Obituary (Newspaper charges will apply / included in full service arrangements) $300.00
Creation, Editing and Printing of Prayer Cards / Register Book (Stationary charges will apply / included in full service arrangements) $95.00



 

XI. Merchandise

A. General Merchandise

Caskets - A complete list will be provided at the funeral home. $1,095.00 to $13,835.00
Outer Burial Containers - A complete list will be provided at the funeral home. $1,350.00 to $11,900.00
Urns $250.00 to $2,020.00

B. Funeral Supplies

1. Elite Memorial Package $595.00
2. Standard Memorial Package $399.00
3. Basic Memorial Package $225.00
4. Crucifix $25.00
5. Rosary $10.00
6. Acknowledgments $10.00 and up
7. Stock Prayer cards $75.00 and up
8. Photo Prayer Cards $130.00 and up
9. Register Book $75.00 and up
10. Plain Cross $10.00
11. Russian Cross $35.00
12. Memorial Folders $50.00
13. Lamination $.50/card
14. Memorial DVD (1 DVD with up to 40 photos)
- Additional photos $2.00 each
- - Additional DVD’s, $10.00 each
$175.00

C. Burial Garments

1. Dresses $120 and up
2. Suits $165.00 and up
3. Shirts $20.00 and up
4. Ties $10.00 and up
5. Men’s Underwear $10.00 and up
6. Women’s Underwear $15.00 and up



 

XII. Forwarding of Remains to Another Funeral Home

This package charge includes transfer to our funeral home, basic services of funeral director and staff, the basic sheltering of remains, embalming, obtaining necessary permits. It does not include a casket or alternative or shipping container, the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to forwarding the remains. This also includes transferring the remains to the airport or other destination (local), but not charges of a common carrier, or anything not expressly stated as being provided. $1,870.00

For other options, please refer to the selections available on this General Price List.



 

XIII. Receiving Remains from Another Funeral Home

This package charge includes receiving the remains from another funeral home, the ' basic sheltering of the remains, basic services of funeral director and staff, the obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for any visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial or cremation. This also includes transferring the remains from the airport or other source, transportation to the local cemetery or crematory, but not the charges of a common carrier, or anything not expressly stated as being provided. $2,300.00

For other options, please refer to the selections available on this General Price List.



 

XIV. Direct Cremation

This package charges for direct cremation include basic services of funeral director staff, the local (within 15 miles) transfer of remains to the funeral home, the basic sheltering of the remains, the obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations, local transportation to the crematory, sanitary care and preparation of remains identification. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to cremation. Nor does it include actual cost of the cremation process, which is a crematory charge, or any other cash disbursements, or anything not expressly stated as being provided.

If you want to arrange a direct cremation, you can use an alternative container. Alternative containers encase the body and can be made of materials like fiberboard or compost materials (with or without an outside covering). The containers we provide are cardboard

Direct cremation with container provided by purchaser $2,050.00
Direct cremation with alternative container $2,095.00
Direct cremation with casket selected from our funeral home (in addition to cost of casket) $1,950.00



 

XV. Immediate Burial

This package charges for immediate burial include basic services of funeral dire and staff, the local (within 15 miles) transfer of remains to the funeral home, the basic sheltering of the remains, the obtaining of necessary permits and authorizations, local transportation to the cemetery, sanitary care and preparation of remains identification. This charge does not include the use of facilities and staff for visitation or ceremony, public or private, prior to burial. Nor does it include the actual cost of the grave at the cemetery, or the cemetery's charges for opening and closing, the grave, any required outer burial container, cash disbursements, or anything expressly stated as being provided.

Immediate with container provided by purchaser $2,055.00
Immediate with alternative container $2,355.00
Immediate burial with casket selected from our funeral home (in addition to cost of casket) $1,955.00



 

XVI. Miscellaneous

A. International Transportation

Forwarding of remains internationally includes removal of remains from place of death, services of staff, embalming, transportation to airport, and paperwork for consulate; this price does not include viewing, funeral service casket, shipping container, or any cash advances. $4,725.00

B. Rental Casket for Cremation

We offer to those families who so choose a rental casket for viewing and church service with a transfer to a special cremation container. Use of the casket is for viewing and church service only, cremation is done at funeral home's convenience. (*This does not include the cost of the Crematory.) $1,195.00

 


 

Packaged Funeral Options

As an alternative to selecting individual funeral services, we offer you the option of choosing a packaged funeral service arrangement which provides a selection of services which meet the needs of many of the families we serve. Items included in a package cannot be substituted or deleted. Other items can be included upon request at an additional cost. When compared to itemized selections, these service options may offer substantial savings.



 

OPTION A - $8,230.00

Two full days of visitation (2-4 & 7-9)
Funeral service at funeral home or church, then to cemetery or crematory.

This includes:
Basic service of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (local), embalming, dressing, casketing and cosmetology, two full days of visitation, funeral service at funeral home or church, transportation to cemetery/crematory, hearse, limousine and van for Flowers (local).

This does not include:
Merchandise, cash disbursements or anything not expressly stated as being provided.



OPTION B - $7,275.00

One full day of visitation (2-4 & 7-9)
Funeral service at funeral home or church, then to cemetery or crematory.

This includes:
Basic service of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (local), embalming, dressing, casketing and cosmetology, one full day of visitation, funeral service at funeral home or church, transportation to cemetery/crematory, hearse, limousine and van for flowers (local).

This does not include:
Merchandise, cash disbursements or anything not expressly stated as being provided.



OPTION C - $6,725.00

Visitation two hours prior to funeral
Funeral service at funeral home or church, then to cemetery or crematory

This includes:
Basic service of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (local), embalming, dressing, casketing and cosmetology, two hours of visitation, funeral service at funeral home or church, transportation to cemetery/crematory, hearse, limousine and van for flowers (local).

This does not include:
Merchandise, cash disbursements or anything not expressly stated as being provided.



OPTION D - $4,935.00

Private burial or cremation with family committal service

This includes:
Basic service of Funeral Director and Staff, transfer of remains to funeral home (local), sanitary care of remains, dressing and preparation for identification, funeral director to cemetery/crematory, family gather at cemetery for private committal service, service car.

This does not include:
Merchandise, cash disbursements or anything not expressly stated as being provided.

 




NOTICE TO CONSUMERS

These disclosures are made in compliance with the requirements and guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission's funeral service regulation rule. Prices have been computed in accordance with generally accepted pricing practices. This General Price List is available for retention. These prices are subject to change without notice.



 

Our Policy with Reference to Infants and Children

Under four (4) years of age:

In the Bible our Lord said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me for such the Kingdom of heaven.”

It is our policy for the family that suffers the loss of a child who is called home to the Lord, to donate our professional services and facilities. Any service of the Funeral Home are donated in this case. The only charge will be for merchandise selected.

This quotation does not include cash advance items or an outer burial receptacle if required by the cemetery



 

“Green” Burial

This firm makes available several “green” burial options and is one of a select group of funeral providers approved by the Green Burial Council; a nonprofit organization that encourages the use of burial as a means of facilitating the restoration, acquisition, and stewardship of natural areas. For such arrangements, formaldehyde-based embalming is prohibited as is the use of metal or concrete grave-liners, burial-vaults, or other permanent burial containers. Caskets or alternative containers use to enclose and transport the dead are made of biodegradable materials and are available in a range of prices. Public visitations, church funerals and graveside services are options that may be arranged within the time frame green burial allows. As with all of our service and merchandise offerings, detailed price information for each component is itemized in this General Price List and Casket Price List.

 


 

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Vander Plaat Memorial Home
Phone: (201) 843-3100
113 South Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652


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