There are many benefits of Advanced Funeral Planning for both you and your loved ones. The main benefit is having time to plan a funeral calmly and intelligently without the emotional stress that often accompanies the loss of a loved one.
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home has developed a program of advance planning that enables the individual doing the planning to make the most satisfactory decisions.
In families with survivors, there is peace of mind knowing that the individual’s wishes have been carried out. In families without close relatives, that individual knows that his or her wishes will be followed.
Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning
- Control The Cost Of Your Funeral
When you pre-plan, you decide how much you want to spend on your funeral. Making these decisions ahead of time leaves no financial burden and avoids family conflicts. You guarantee your funeral costs and merchandise at today’s prices.
- Peace of Mind
A personal guide for your family and loved ones, the “Life’s Passages Portfolio” is provided. You may record your biographical data and personal wishes, which will relieve the burden on your loved ones at a very emotional and stressful time.
- Payment Plans
12 month, 3 year, 5 year and 10 year payment plans are available.
- Shielded from Public Aid
The prearrangement is 100% shielded prior to nursing home exposure.
Pre-Planning in 3 Simple Steps
If you decide to make things easier for your family by planning your services ahead of time:
Step 1: Gathering Information
We complete a life history sheet. Facts about your life, your career and your family are gathered. Questions that your family might have a difficult time answering at such an emotional time are not so hard for you to answer now.
Step 2: Making Arrangements
Here is where you choose what you want. You make choices about things like burial or cremation, casket or urn, what type of services you want and other details. Your family does not have to guess or disagree. You personalize it and make it a celebration of your life.
Step 3: Funding the Funeral
Most people choose to fund their services ahead of time. It eliminates emotional overspending, any financial responsibility for the family and provides peace of mind. You know it is taken care of. If you choose to pay for your services there are several ways to do so. We will work with you to set up a funeral plan to fit your budget.
Start Planning Now
For more information, please contact us with any questions you may have or give us a call at 217-732-2638.