We provide mortuary care to transfer your loved one from the place of death to our care.
Mortuary Care Geelong
We understand our responsibilities in caring for your loved one
The transfer of your loved one into our care from the place of death is conducted by experienced staff members with compassion and dignity.
Our Directors will discuss and seek any special instructions and ensure these wishes are carried out.
You are encouraged to speak with us about how you would like your loved one to be prepared, hairstyle and use of cosmetics for ladies. We will bathe and dress your loved one in clothing provided by you, or we can offer new nightwear.
If you would like to be involved in our care for your loved, one we will support you in doing so.
In some circumstances, it may be necessary or we may recommend embalming. Our Geelong funeral directors will discuss and seek your permission for embalming. Embalming is performed by a qualified experienced embalmer.
A personal choice – A time of quiet reflection
Some families find it helpful to spend time with their loved ones before the funeral service. It is with your invitation that those who you wish to be present are invited.
You are offered precious and private time in our chapel or your choice of location in an unhurried manner.
We can personalise the viewing time to reflect your loved one’s life.
- Music that is personally meaningful to you or favourite music pieces of the person who died
- Favourite flowers
- Photos & memorabilia to display
You are welcome to place special items with your loved one.
Mortuary Care FAQ
Mortuary care is about showing dignity and respect to the person who has passed away. Making sure that, whether anybody wishes to see them again or not, they are presented in the best way they can be. Mortuary care is an industry term we use to generally describe everything that takes place in a mortuary. In some cases, this is minimal, washing the body, face and hair, then dressing them. In other cases, this can be a lot more involved including embalming to preserve somebody for an extended period of time, reconstructive surgery if somebody has died in an accident or additional stitching and cleaning if somebody has had an autopsy.
The level of care provided in the mortuary varies based on need. In some cases, this is minimal, washing the body, face and hair, then dressing them. In other cases this can be a lot more involved including embalming to preserve somebody for an extended period of time, reconstructive surgery if somebody has died in an accident, additional stitching and cleaning if somebody has had an autopsy or removing items that may have been left in place by hospital staff.