Pre-arranging a Funeral
No one wants to think about their own mortality or the idea of a loved one dying. It can be very uncomfortable, but it is a topic that should be discussed. When a death does occur, the last thing families want to have to deal with are the details of a funeral. By pre-planning your funeral, you relieve your family of having to make important emotional and financial decisions during a period of great stress and grief. They may not know what to do because you never made your wishes known. It is easy to say, "Keep it simple, I don't want much." But your family needs you to be more specific. Remember this is a time for them to memorialize and honor your life. Prearranging aids them in the decision making.
As you know prices on everything from gas to milk seems to be getting higher by the day. Wouldn't it be nice to set the price on those items now and keep that price forever? Well, the whole idea about prepaying for your funeral is pretty much right along those lines. If you pre-pay your funeral, you have locked in your price at today’s costs and don’t have to worry about the price increases of tomorrow. Pitchford Funeral Home sets up a trust to set aside the necessary money to cover the funeral expenses. This trust is a dedicated fund that will go only toward the funeral and the costs associated with it. We do our best to keep the prices down. However, the costs of a service, a casket and a plot can be a big pressure on a family. With pre-paying, this is eliminated. Spouses, children, grandchildren, and all loved ones can be relieved of the burden of funding the funeral
Pre-paying a funeral can be asset protection. For instance, if your loved one is going into a nursing home or assisted living home, there is a possibility of depleting their assets and becoming dependent on Medicaid or Public Aid assistance. Between the pre-planning and the pre-paying, a good deal of fear or dread is taken out of the funeral arrangement process as well. Your family will be more at ease when every aspect of your funeral is planned and paid for.
Benefits of Pre-arranging
- When you pre-arrange, you have the time and clear thought processes to make wise choices and can make your wishes known.
- You can make pre-arrangements at your own convenience and not leave them to your family during their time of grief.
- It also allows you to take the burden of decision making off of the loved ones who are left behind.
- If you decide to pre-pay when you make your prearrangements, we can guarantee the price of all fully paid pre-need accounts and protect it from price inflation.
- You will provide your family financial and emotional protection in case the need arises before it is expected.
Transferring a Pre-arrangement From Another Funeral Home
Pre-arrangement transfers from other funeral homes can be easily changed. All you need to do is come to our Funeral Home and sign a document. We take care of the rest.
Pre-planning your funeral arrangements in the form of a state approved, pre-need contract can be set up with Pitchford Funeral Home and the funeral price can be guaranteed if pre-funded. Payment plans are available so that everyone can gain the advantage of funding their funeral arrangements. We are a new choice, beginning a new tradition, and setting a higher standard of caring for families in the Riverbend. We are willing to meet with you either at your home or at our funeral home. If you would like to pre-arrange a funeral or if you simply have some questions about pre-arranging, please feel free to call us at (618) 259-6462.