If a death occurs at a home, hospital room, nursing center, or hospice, you need to let an emergency medical technician, police officer, nurse, or skilled attendant help you to notify your funeral director. They can then advise the director as to when they should arrive to take your loved one back to the funeral home for proper care.
It is very important for you to also consider if you want your loved one embalmed or if cremation might be your intention.
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 a viewing. If you do not want to embalm, 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.
You should also contact your clergy for spiritual support. Along with your funeral director, both can effectively plan the details for your service like time and place of receiving, the actual ceremony, and/or graveside arrangements.