What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.
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Advanced Planning

Hamilton's Advanced PlanningThere is very little that can take away the pain of losing a loved one, but Advanced Planning can ease the stress on family members before the need arises. It offers individuals and families a chance to make sound and informed decisions regarding one's wishes and instructions to be followed at the time of death.

Where to Begin

When beginning the steps of advanced planning, here are a few things to consider:

  • Take note of important life information and records
  • Know the options regarding your disposition
  • Decide on the type of memorial gathering you want
  • Select the types of funeral products you want

Contact Hamilton's Funeral Home at 515-243-5221 to set up a time to meet with our Advanced Planners who can assist you. Advanced Planning consultation is free of charge and we will provide you with all the information you need to get started. We'll also work with you to understand all the disposition types and costs, answer any questions and provide a tour of any of our facilities.

Advanced Funding

Funding for prearranged funerals is also available for those who wish to prepay their funeral expenses. Paying for these products and services in advance can sometimes be the easiest and most affordable option, as prefunding can protect your family from having to pay future price increases.

More Information

For an even better understanding of the alternatives available to you and the decisions you will be making, we have prepared a Family Information Booklet to act as a guide for all your arrangement needs. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Funeral Rule has also been implemented by the United States government to help consumers make more informed decisions about funeral home goods and services. Additional information on consumer protection from the state of Iowa can be found in the Iowa Securities Bureau Pamphlet for Prearranged Funeral Plans.