Because you care
When death comes it brings with it a time of tremendous sadness and stress. Combined with the urgent responsibility of arranging a funeral and the financial obligation that comes with the funeral service and merchandise selected, it can be an overwhelming experience.
This is one of the main reasons more and more people are thoughtfully planning funeral arrangements in advance. It is one of the most considerate and caring things you can do for your family.
Lets you make your wishes known
Many people today have an idea, or least a notion, of how they would like their funeral conducted. By prearranging we can help you clarify your preferences and put them in writing. Writing your wishes down ensures that your family and Funeral Director know exactly what kind of funeral you want. This helps to avoid family disagreements or involvement by others who may not know what your wishes are. Families tend to take comfort at the time of death simply from knowing their loved one's funeral reflects his or her wishes.
Helps ensure all important and critical information is collected, accurately recorded and available
Properly arranging and conducting a funeral service requires a good deal of information. Unfortunately, in most cases, the person best qualified to provide that information is the person for whom the arrangements are being made. Many times families are unable to readily provide the information needed to complete the arrangements or inaccurate information is given thus leading to delays and more stress for the family. By prearranging you make sure all information is accurately recorded and available for when it is needed.
Protects you and your loved ones against inflation
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, funeral prices have nearly doubled in the last ten years. That means a funeral that cost $3,000 ten years ago cost almost $6,000 today. No one can predict what funeral prices will be in the future, but if the past is any indication, a $6,000 funeral could cost $12,000 ten years from now! By prearranging now you can pay for your funeral based on today’s prices even though your funeral may not occur for another 10, 20 or even 50 years. It’s one of the best financial investments you can make for yourself and your family. Also, something else that might help is an understanding of what’s involved in preplanning a funeral. Following are the three basic steps involved in the pre-arrangement process.
Prearranging your funeral – a 3 step process
While talking about one’s funeral may be a little uncomfortable for many, the mechanics of planning one’s funeral are not difficult. The planning process can be boiled down to 3 easy steps that generally take less than a couple of hours. Our staff of experienced professionals will walk you through each step and even make recommendations if you are not sure about something.
Step One - Gathering Information:
This is just a matter of putting in writing all your biographical and other important information about your life, your career and your family. These are all the facts you'll want everyone to know and remember and that are crucial to conducting a funeral service. This is also a good time to write down all the personal information that will make your funeral more meaningful, such as hobbies and special interests.
Step Two - Making Arrangements:
With this step, you'll make the choices about the type of funeral service you would like, what kind of casket or urn, the outer container you might want and other details. We will explain all your options, answer all your questions and outline all the costs. We will also provide you with a general price list detailing all the services and items we offer and their cost.
Step Three - Funding The Funeral:
We offer a pre-funding program which lets you completely alleviate the financial burden on your family and in time could save hundreds and even thousands of dollars in the process. We also offer a number of easy, convenient pay plans and will work with you to set up a plan to meet your budget.
While the ideal funeral arrangement, the one that provides the greatest benefit to your loved ones, includes all 3 steps, this is not required. At present you may only be interested in step 1 or step 2. This is perfectly fine. Our goal is to meet your needs and wishes and that of your family. Any one of the preceding steps alone will be of great benefit to your loved ones. However, all 3 combined will provide the greatest benefit.