When someone passes away in a care facility, most of the time they have an identification band on them. Once they are brought into our care at Essentials, we place a “personal tracking form” directly with them. Family members are given the opportunity to see their loved one prior to cremation or burial. Identification must be confirmed prior to any disposition process. The name of both deceased and of the funeral establishment is recorded on the casket. Once in the care of the crematorium, they will assign an identification tag, which follows the casket right up to the cremation chamber. Following the cremation, that tag is placed with the cremated remains and is returned to the funeral establishment. The number on the cremation tag will match the paperwork provided from the crematorium.