Get a pronouncement of death:
Colorado law requires a legal pronouncement of death which must be given by a licensed physician or a coroner. If you are using hospice call them otherwise Call 911 to report the death and police and paramedics will come. The police will treat the area as a crime scene and the paramedics will attempt to resuscitate the body. If you have a DNR (do not resuscitate) order be prepared show it to the police and paramedics.
Arrange transportation for the body:
The next step will be to call a mortuary or crematory service. They will arrange transportation for the body and will give a time frame in which they will arrive,generally about an hour. If you want to have an open casket funeral embalming services should be performed as soon as possible to achieve optimal results. Embalming services can range from $400 to $800 depending on the company you pick. Refrigeration of the body is not charged at a daily rate. If you were planning on cremation the price will vary between $700 – $3,000. Lastly, a casket will cost $500 – $20,000.
You may be able to get government assistance with burial expenses. There are certain qualifications and the link will provide all answers you need.