Do not panic and do not call 911.
When you are ready, call the palliative care physician in charge of the deceased person’s medical care or the doctor or nurse who has been designated to come and pronounce death.
Remember that you do not have to contact anyone immediately.
Who do you call when a loved one dies at home?
If the person dies at home without hospice care, call 911, and have in hand a do-not-resuscitate document if it exists. 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.
Who do you contact when someone dies?
Typically the funeral director will notify Social Security of your loved one’s death. If not, call 1-800-772-1213 or contact your local office.
What happens when someone dies at home UK?
When someone dies, the first steps you need to take will depend on how and where they died.
- If someone dies at home and their death was expected. Call the family doctor and nearest relative.
- If someone dies at home unexpectedly. Call 111 immediately and ask for advice.
- If someone dies abroad.
What do you need to do when someone dies?
What to do as soon as possible
- Get a legal pronouncement of death.
- Arrange for organ donation, if applicable.
- Notify close friends and family.
- Decide what you’d like to do with your loved one’s body and arrange transportation.
- Arrange care for any pets or dependents.
- Secure major property.
- Notify the person’s employer.