Home funerals represent a family-centered approach to death care that typically involves honoring the body of the deceased at home for up to several days. This means the family is largely responsible for body care and ceremonial aspects.
Every home funeral is unique. Families may choose to enlist the help of a Death Doula to guide them through this process. The may also involve a conventional Funeral Home for some aspects, for example, transporting a body to a cemetery and preparing necessary paperwork. There is no requirement, within the state of Alaska, that families must use a funeral home.
For more info, please visit the National Home Funeral Alliance: