Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of planning ahead has prompted many to take the additional step to pre-plan their own final arrangements.Advance planning is the process of gathering information for the decisions that need to be made and to be executed at the time of death.
Quite simply, advance funeral planning is a gift you can offer to yourself and your loved ones. It lifts the burden from your family members because they will not need to make so many decisions at the time of your passing.
Prearranging your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere. If you have specific wishes that you want carried out on your behalf, following your passing, come and speak with one of our funeral directors. You may set up a basic list of requests, or go into as much detail as you desire.
On a daily basis, the staff at our funeral home meets with individuals and families to help preplan a funeral for themselves or a loved one. The scenarios are often different; a parent preplanning for themselves, a son or daughter preplanning for an elderly or sick parent, or son or daughter starting the Medicaid Spend down process.
There may be as many as 45-50 items that will need attention, including legal death certificate information, place of funeral, newspaper information, and disposition.
You may not have thought of this, but it is also a good idea to pre-plan the arrangements you’ll want to make for a beloved pet who is getting up in years. This will ease your burden when the time comes to say goodbye to your faithful pet.
A carefully pre-planned service will be a comfort to your loved ones. It saves them from having to make emotional and financial decisions. They will be more at peace with your passing, knowing that they are following your wishes.
There is no cost associated with preplanning your funeral, and no obligation. We will help you make and record your wishes, and provide you with a complimentary pre-planning and Emergency Record Guide.
We can also advise you about plans that enable you to pre-pay some or all of your end-of-life expenses if you’re wanting to spare your children from a financial burden at your passing.
Many people wisely decide to preplan their choices in funeral, cemetery, and cremation or burial, because they wish to protect their family from facing complex decisions at this stressful time following their death.
Please talk to us. We’re here for you. We want you to feel the comfort of knowing that your final wishes are recorded and will be carried out exactly the way you want.