If no autopsy is needed, you will need to call the funeral home, mortuary or crematorium to pick up the body.
If your dad is an organ or tissue donor, contact the funeral home or the county coroner immediately.
Up to 10 Days After Death To wind down your dad’s financial affairs, you’ll need to get multiple copies of his death certificate. If you’re the executor of your dad’s estate, take his will to the appropriate county or city office to have it accepted for probate.
And open a bank account for your dad’s estate to pay bills, including taxes, funeral costs, etc.
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Also, if your dad doesn’t have an advanced directive, help him make one (see Caring for free state-specific forms and instructions).
An advanced directive includes a living will that specifies his end-of-life medical treatments, and appoints a health-care proxy to make medical decisions if he becomes incapacitated.
If he dies at home without hospice care, call 911, and have in hand his DNR document.
Without one, paramedics will generally start emergency procedures and, except where permitted to pronounce death, take the person to an emergency room for a doctor to make the declaration.For more information on the duties of an executor, a great resource is “The Executor’s Guide: Settling A Loved One’s Estate or Trust” available at for .