Perhaps one of the most important services we offer is advance planning. Many of us would rather not think about planning funerals ahead of time, but it is wise to consider your options in advance so that you can make informed, sensible decisions. When a death occurs, there are over 100 decisions that must be made within a very short period of time, while you are under incredible stress. Advance planning allows you to carefully consider your choices, and to discuss them with your family.
Without exception, those families who have made some advance plans know how much easier it made things when the death occurred. They were able to concentrate on helping each other, rather than coping with making a lot of decisions while under tremendous stress. Once advance plans are made, only one phone call is needed when the death occurs – the funeral home is able to then start putting into place the family’s wishes immediately.
Advance planning can take many forms – from listing biographical information with your funeral home, to discussing services, to actually making casket selections. There are three basicsteps of advance planning:
Listing biographical and family information with the funeral home.
Deciding on service details; merchandise selections, and discussing costs.
Prepayment of the advance plans.
We offer complimentary appointments either at our facility, or in your home, whichever is more convenient to you. At Companion Funeral & Cremation Service, you will meet with a licensed funeral director (and not a sales counselor) who will carefully explain your options, and work with you to prepare the arrangements that will be most meaningful to you and your family.