Planning your own funeral offers emotional and even financial security for you and your loved ones. Pre planning can provide comfort in knowing the funeral reflects what you want. It provides peace of mind.
Our valuable experience with helping clients preplan and prefund funeral arrangements has taught us two important lessons: First coming to grips with thoughts about their own funeral make people feel a little uncomfortable. Then, as we proceed through the planning process, clients gradually feel more emotionally and financially secure knowing that the funeral preplanning decisions they have made are good for themselves and their families.
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL
Those who take advantage of preplans feel reassured in knowing that they are in full control of all the choices about the arrangements. People rest easy in the knowledge that their wishes for funeral services or cremation will be fulfilled, sparing their loved ones the burden of decision-making under the pressures of a death in the family. They also take comfort in understanding that the prefunding agreements they enter now will elimate any financial burdens on their families in the future.
FOR THE FAMILY
Families that participate in preplanning and prefunding decisions also derive great comfort in knowing that advance funeral arrangement planning gives everyone time to review all options carefully. Spouses and children often feel that they can contribute to thoughtful decisions about options, and not just accept a first alternative because they are emotionally distressed.
Many comment on how good it feels to be able to participate in preplanning, even though they may live far away. And everyone appreciates the role that prefunding plays in assuring that funeral cost will always be paid. The family feels certain that the permanent choices they make now are prudent and wise.