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Saturday, 10 May 2008

As family and survivors seek to honor their departed loved ones, an important component is finding a Funeral Home Director you can trust.  Like a wedding coordinator, this person is responsible for ensuring your desires and intentions are executed exactly as you wish.

 

As a part of your planning process, we urge you to ask any and all questions that reflect the whole spectrum of your needs and emotions.  Some great starting questions as you speak with Funeral Home Directors include:

 

  • How does one choose a funeral home?
  • What obligations and functions are properly the family’s and which should     be expected of the funeral home?
  • Who is financially responsible for the funeral?
  • What options are available and which are best?
  • Is it possible to arrange a dignified yet affordable?
  • Is it crass to be concerned about cost at a time like this?   

 

If you are pre-planning a funeral (preparing your own service in advance of your passing), the following questions will help guide you:

 

  1. What are your needs?  What is important to you?  What do you think is important to your loved one(s)?
  2. What basic type of service you want.  Discuss the potential service with the people closest to you.  These needs will include:
    1. the traditional burial or cremation
    2. The location where disposition will take place?
  3. What budget do you think is appropriate?  How will these services be paid?  Who / when will these services be paid?
  4. How do you clearly outline your wishes to your survivors?  We recommend writing down your wishes (being as specific as possible about details such as casket type, clothing for burial, etc.).  Make sure to consider the cost of goods and services when going through this process.
  5. Who is the best person to manage this process when you pass-away?  A great way to ensure that your wishes are accurately implemented is to present your wishes to someone who will make the arrangements at the time of need .  You may also choose to leave a signed copy of the arrangements with the funeral director who is likely to handle the services.  If possible you may want to prepay for the prearrangements.  At the very least, prepare a list of vital information about yourself.  Have someone designated who knows they are in charge of the funeral wishes.
FuneralHelp.com is a full service funeral service & pre-need’s site.  Our dedication to be your one stop information center is shown throughout, including our members influence.  We deal with the many aspects of losing a loved one from emotions to financials.  Do not become overwhelmed, but embrace this time for final preparations.  The funeral arrangement checklist above is applicable to your own Memorial Service or someone else’s funeral.

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  • You will want to determine what your “needs” are by deciding on what basic type of service you want.  Discuss the potential service with the people closest to you.  These needs will include:
    • The traditional burial or cremation
    • The location where disposition will take place?
  • Shop for a funeral director by using the cost of goods and services as a criterion for selection.
  • Write down your wishes and be as specific as possible about actual goods.  Consider the cost of goods and services when going through this process.
  • Present your wishes to someone who will make the arrangements at the time of need .  You may also choose to leave a signed copy of the arrangements with the funeral director who is likely to handle the services.  If possible you may want to prepay for the prearrangements.  At the very least, prepare a list of vital information about yourself.  Have someone designated who knows they are in charge of the funeral wishes.
The information on this site can serve either as an aid in preplanning or as a guide to survivors.  Utilizing this site will create a balance in your relationship with a funeral director.
 
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