Last Respects In The Fast Lane

“Different strokes for different folks”

“Compassion” means different things to different people.

At Regency Nursing Centers, there is no ambiguity.

We don’t vacillate.

Compassion in the Regency lexicon is purposeful, unswerving and resolute.

Our families and residents recognize our brand of compassion – and they wholeheartedly appreciate it!

Well, a funeral home in Saginaw, MI is making the news reels this week for doling out their own version of compassionate end of life care.

You decide.

Bob Johnson reports for Mlife:

SAGINAW, MI — Businesses from banks to fast-food restaurants have long served patrons by offering drive-thru windows. Now a Saginaw funeral home is offering the convenience of drive-thru viewing.

Paradise Funeral Chapel, 3100 S. Washington, has installed a drive-thru window allowing people to drive up to pay their last respects.

Funeral home President Ivan E. Phillips said he’s had the idea for years, but an incident last year made him turn the idea into reality.

That’s when an elderly woman who was in a nursing home could not make it inside the chapel to visit her husband or attend his funeral, Phillips said.

“She would’ve got a chance to see him if we had this, so I knew we had to move forward,” Phillips said.

Phillips said the drive-thru allows others to pay respects to the dead who might otherwise not visit the funeral home.

“Considering the elderly generation that we service, so many people are afraid of funeral homes. So why not be able to do it from your car?” he asked.

———–

There you have it friends; a “drive thru funeral parlor” sans the popcorn.

Now let me show you the pictures:

paradise-1

 

 

Pull up to the "viewing window" but don't stay too long lest the car behind you honk and wake up...

Pull up to the “viewing window” but don’t stay too long lest the car behind you honk and cause a stir..

Coffin is propped up at an angle for easy viewing from the comfort of your car.

Coffin is propped up at an angle for easy viewing from the comfort of your car.

 

Coffin goes here.

Coffin goes here.

Not a cash dispenser, but a roll out drawer for "guest book signing"

Not a cash dispenser, but a roll out drawer for “guest book signing”

 

Sign the roll out guest book, so the grieving family knows "you were there"

Sign the roll out guest book, so the grieving family knows “you were there”

you've reached your final destination

you’ve reached your final destination

About Judah

Regency Nursing Centers has a well deserved reputation for excellence in healthcare and I'm extremely proud of our achievements! Thanks for reading our Regency Blog!
This entry was posted in HealthCare News. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply