Pre-Planning Your Funeral

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pre-planning a funeral has become very popular in recent years. The process has many advantages and can make things easier for grieving families. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we encourage people to consider pre-planning regardless of their state of health. Here are some of the common benefits of this step:

1. Allowing the Family to Grieve

Pre-planning allows family members to grieve without interruption. As all arrangements are made in advance, they don’t have to do much beyond contacting a funeral house and informing them of the death. The funeral house will take care of everything from transporting the body to documentation.

2. Financial Relief

Pre-planned funerals are paid in advance, which means families don’t have to come up with money for related expenses at the last moment. This can reduce the financial burden by a considerable margin, allowing people to focus on healing instead of worrying about money.

3. According to Your Wishes

Pre-planned funerals are ideal for people who want to plan their final journey carefully. You can explain how the funeral should go to the director and provide details regarding burial or cremation, memorial services, and other such factors. Family members or other parties can’t defy these wishes so if you want to have a cremation, no one can object.

4. Solace for Everyone Involved

Pre-planning encourages people to have end-of-life discussions regarding hospital care, power of attorneys, medical proxies, assets or estate distribution, etc. Planning these factors can also reduce problems down the line, allowing family members to resolve conflicts quickly.

As you can see, pre-planning has a number of great advantages. They don’t require much effort or expense, but can give you peace of mind.

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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