Unattended death or dying alone is more common than most people think or would like to think about. According to the 2010 U.S. Census 34.6% of all households in Williston, ND are individuals? Out of that population 12.3% are 65 and older. The elderly are our family or friends and we try to keep in touch with them on a regular basis. But life gets busy and suddenly we realize we haven’t heard from them for a few days, a week, or maybe even two weeks. Lack of communication becomes a concern, and we go to check on them, or send someone to check on them. This is usually how an unattended death is discovered. Unattended deaths can be natural, could be the result of a fall, or caused by an existing or unknown medical condition. 11th Hour is here to help you and your loved ones get through this situation.
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Common feelings when discovering an unattended death can range from sadness, depression, self-blame, guilt or just plain shock. Then the pragmatic comes a bit later. Telephone calls to make, arrangements for the deceased, and all the necessary things to do just seem to keep stacking up. Then you realize the scene must be cleaned when the death occurred. This is where we say STOP, never attempt to clean the scene yourself. Call the professionals at 11th Hour. Unattended deaths have many potentially dangerous health hazards; blood-borne diseases, bodily fluids, bacteria, flies/maggots, and high possibly of cross contamination. In addition there are several rules and regulations that must be followed for the cleaning and disposable of bio-hazard materials. Here at 11th Hour it is our business to know and adhere to this rules and regulations. We will clean, disinfect, sanitize, and deodorize, leaving the scene a safe and healthy environment.
Why Choose 11th Hour?
First and foremost, we care. In your time of grievance we understand that unattended deaths are unfortunately a part of life and will do our best to make it easier for you. 11th hour has over 10 years of experience in this field, and we will work for you. Most of these cases are covered by homeowners insurance. 11th Hour has worked with many insurance companies, we will provide all the necessary documentation needed to make sure the only financial burden to you is the insurance deductible. For those that don’t have homeowners insurance we accept most major credit cards, checks, and cash. We respect your individual privacy. Pictures taken on site are used for insurance purposes only and for record of work done. Finally, personal property is handled with the utmost care. Anything that can be saved will be saved. We are a compassionate, caring, bio-hazard clean up company.
If you have discovered an unattended death in your family or place of business, please give us a call at 701-552-7091. We are here 24/7 to answer any questions you may have, explain our process, and set up an appointment.