When someone dies at home a doctor or registered nurse will be required to certify death, if the death was expected they will attend and do this for you. After the doctor/nurse has attended, you may decide to contact your chosen or local funeral directors. This does not have to be rushed if you wish to sit with your loved one for a while longer or wait for other family members to arrive and say their goodbyes then you can contact the funeral directors and pass all the details over at this point you can ask them to attend at a set time or that you will call them when you are ready for your loved one to be bought into their care.
In Hospital or Hospice
If death occurs here then the bereavement team will be able to offer support and guidance of the steps you will need to take with them. They will care for your loved one until you have chosen your funeral director, the funeral director would then liaise with the hospital or hospice to bring your loved one into their care.
This is a very similar process to the hospital but the main difference is that nursing homes normally require the deceased to be moved into the care of the funeral directors as soon as they are able to be. Again, a doctor or a registered nurse may certify death.