Few people want to think about what will happen to them when they pass away, but they often worry about how it will affect their family. Taking the time to plan a prearranged funeral will eliminate much of the stress associated with death by taking the burden off your loved ones’ shoulders. By specifying your final resting wishes in advance, you can give friends and family the time they need to mourn and heal.
When to Start Planning
Although memorial services can be planned at any time, waiting until the very end of life or after death shifts the responsibility to surviving family members and may present financial hardships. prearranged funerals give people the flexibility to make decisions about the service and express their preferences about music, readings, and burial locations. You should begin this process while you are still in good health; if you are on Medicaid or in the process of enrolling, then the arrangements you prepaid for will not be counted among your assets.
How Prearranged Funerals Help Families Heal
Prearranged funerals provide families peace of mind and consolation in a time of need. After losing a loved one, survivors are presented with many emotionally taxing and time-consuming tasks. Along with announcing the passing of their loved one, they must agree on the type of interment, location and officiant for the service, and other details related to religious or cultural customs. Working out these details while during the early stages of grief can compound your family’s stress and make the mourning process more difficult. Knowing that you’ve taken care of everything in advance saves your survivors from feeling overwhelmed.
How Life Insurance Can Help
As funeral costs increase, prepayment becomes a more attractive option. Fortunately, life insurance will cover many of these expenses at today’s lower rates. Depending on the size of your policy, the insurance will cover funeral home services like embalming and a coffin and may even provide a financial cushion for surviving family members.
When planning a prearranged funeral, turn to the caring and compassionate team at Belmont Funeral Home in Colchester, CT. Since 1954, this funeral home has provided quality cremations, meaningful memorial services, and affordable funeral arrangement assistance. Call (860) 537-2900 to speak to one of their licensed directors and visit them online to learn more about their funeral planning services.