Why Should I Plan Ahead?
You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.
It lets you decide how you’d like to be remembered.
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.
It takes the burden off of your family and friends.
When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.
It gives you the ability to pre-pay, if you wish.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside and protected against inflation and unforeseen increases in cost. Your family won’t have to worry about payment, and can enjoy peace of mind knowing that everything has been taken care of. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.
Peace of Mind
It is a good feeling to know that your arrangements are taken care of and will not be a burden on the people you care most about. You may also find it comforting to know that you have done all you could to avoid family disagreements and questions over what you would have wanted. Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral or cremation within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress. Time and again families have told us how thankful they felt that their loved one had cared enough to plan ahead.
By planning ahead, you control the cost and avoid emotional overspending. When you pre-plan with us, we will show you the total cost today based on your preferences. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. At our Pennsylvania locations we offer two ways to set funds aside, Final Expense Insurance or an Irrevocable Trust which is administered by a bank trustee. Should you choose to pre-pay with either option, we will give you a written guarantee that you have an inflation proof plan locked in at today's lower costs. By locking in today's lower costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary worry about future prices and your survivors of an unexpected expense. We also offer affordable monthly payment plans for pre-arrangement.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. By planning ahead, a tribute ceremony will be provided in accordance with your wishes. You can determine the type of service, decide what merchandise is appropriate, select the clergy or celebrant, music, scripture, readings, flowers and pallbearers right down to the smallest detail. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
What if I Move?
Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.
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 step to pre-plan their own funeral.
Please call us at 888-767-1551 to set up an appointment to discuss planning ahead with a caring professional.
This FREE service carries with it NO OBLIGATION, and is designed specifically to provide you with helpful information about planning ahead.