N o one is eager to discuss death, however, those families who discuss options, understand each other's needs and plan ahead avoid unnecessary confusion and conflict when death does occur. Making funeral arrangements is never easy. Planning ahead and sharing your wishes with close family members alleviates much of the stress and anxiety involved in this process.
Many people take advantage of pre-arranging their own funeral to eliminate the financial and emotional burden for their family. To find out more information about the many benefits of pre-arranging and recording your wishes at the funeral home, please call us or submit our Information Request form on the left.
B enefits of pre-arranging with a funeral home:
- Eliminates family burden (financial and emotional)
- Assures your wishes are followed
- Guarantees a fixed price (itemization)
- Protects against inflation
- Complies with ALTCS (Medicaid) requirements
- Offers convenient payment options
- Transfers to any other funeral home
How do I properly pre-arrange?
S et an appointment with the funeral home to:
- Begin your pre-arrangement file
- Document your wishes
- Select services and merchandise (caskets/urns)
- Provide all vital information for the Death Certificate
- Sign authorizations in advance (e.g. Cremation)
- Outline your obituary
- Enroll in a funding program
A re Y ou A ware...
- That a will does not guarantee your wishes regarding funeral arrangements will be carried out?
- Of recent legislation which changes who may authorize cremation?
- Of the confusion and misinformation concerning Social Security and V.A. benefits at the time of death?
- Of the difference between local, family-owned funeral homes and those which are corporately owned chains?
- Why a bank account of "final expense insurance" is not the best way to fund funeral expenses?
- Memorialization can be designated to reflect each family's cultural, religious, social and personal needs?
"N ecessary C onversations"is an informative presentation, providing accurate and concise information regarding common misconceptions relevant to end of life issues. This presentation is provided for, but not limited to, civic organizations, church groups, senior living facilities, businesses, educational institutions, hospice employees and volunteers and social service agencies.
Please call us or submit our Information Request form to schedule a presentation.