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Why Preplan My Funeral?

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-ARRANGING 9 IMPORTANT ANSWERS 

1. WHY SHOULD I PRE-ARRANGE SERVICES?

It’s the right thing to do for you and your family.

Here are five important reasons to plan your funeral now:

  • You will ensure that your family has an intentional plan in place to help them cope with their emotional, relational, and spiritual needs at a time of loss.

  • Creating an intentional plan will enable your loved ones to begin healing sooner, minimizing their pain and confusion.

  • You can also reduce or eliminate the financial burden. Our easy payment plans make it easy for you to comfortably pay for your funeral over time, so your family won’t have to find the money later.

  • With a clear plan in place, you’ll minimize any disputes between well-meaning relatives.

  • You’ll show your love in a way your family will never forget.

2. ISN’T FUNERAL PLANNING FOR OLDER PEOPLE?

  • You might be surprised to learn that the best time to pre-arrange services is while you are vibrant and healthy.

  • It allows you to make decisions with a clear head, without the pressures of illness or circumstance.

  • Families find that pre-arranging is a surprisingly positive experience that gives them a sense of freedom while making sure their loved ones will be taken care of when they need it most.

  • You will discover immediate benefits in their day-to-day life through a new understanding of advanced planning.

 

3. HOW DO I KNOW MY WISHES WILL BE CARRIED OUT?

  • When you complete the Pre Arrangement Organizer, a permanent file will be kept at the funeral home of your choice.

  • Upon your death, the funeral director will share your detailed wishes with your family.

  • Your Pre-Arrangement Organizer will answer difficult questions and allow your family the ability to begin to heal.

 

4. CAN I MAKE ARRANGEMENTS NOW AND PAY LATER?

  • Yes. It is always good to complete the Pre-Arrangement Organizer, even if you are unable to afford payment now.

  • Many Funeral Homes have a third-party Pre-Need Counselor that can help you begin making payments now - a type of insurance.

  • When payment is convenient, simply contact the funeral home to make arrangements.  Affordable payment plans are available to fit all budgets.

 

5. HOW MUCH DOES A FUNERAL COST?
The average full-service adult funeral costs between $2,900 and $28,000 (average $10,000 in 2023, not including burial plot(s)), depending upon the services selected.  Expenses vary throughout the country, and may include the following:

  • Professional services

  • Embalming

  • Other preparations

  • Visitation/viewing

  • Funeral at funeral home

  • Funeral home transferring

  • Hearse (local)

  • Service car/van

  • Acknowledgement cards • Casket

  • Vault

 

6. WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE WHAT I WANT?

Any Funeral Director or Pre-Need Counselor can help you explore and understand available options.  It is obvious that you do not do this type of planning very often.  The goal is to provide the best information possible and to let you make the decisions and selections that suit you best.


7. DOES YOUR PLAN COVER CREMATION?

Yes.  Those who wish to be cremated should also make pre-arrangements.  Sometimes a family finds it difficult to make this decision.  Your decisions regarding your funeral are important to you as well as your family.  Therefore, be encourage to complete your Pre-Arrangement Organizer so your loved ones have a clear path to follow.


8. CAN I PRE-PAY FOR MY FUNERAL?

Yes, there are several ways to pre-pay your funeral.  Your selected funeral home/director can help you understand the options and select the method that’s best for you.


9. WON’T MY VETERANS BENEFITS TAKE CARE OF THE FUNERAL COSTS?

Possibly.  Many Veterans only qualify for basic benefits.  The Funeral Home/Director will be able to let you know if you quality.  They are knowledgeable about Veterans’ programs and can help you understand which benefits you qualify for.  Whether you choose basic or enhanced arrangements, it’s a good idea to complete a Pre-Arrangement Organizer now.

 

DON’T WAIT ANOTHER DAY TO COMPLETE

YOUR PRE-ARRANGEMENT ORGANIZER.

IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES.

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