A Helpful Guide to Funeral Planning
We encourage you to discuss your thoughts and decisions with your family. We provide a Family Guide designed to assist in the prearrangement process. It allows an individual to organize their wishes and requests for their funeral or memorial service, as well as record valuable information for family members about an individual's historical, financial, and legal affairs. The process of sorting through this information and having it recorded will provide peace of mind that your family will be spared the responsibility of making difficult and even costly decisions at a very emotional time. This guide is an important tool to the next of kin. As such, please keep it in a safe deposit box.
Pre-arrangement need not involve prepayment. Pre-arrangement should involve such things as discussing wishes with family and friends, recording vital information, and making decisions about services and method of disposition. However, the expenses of a funeral can also be determined and planned for in advance, making prepayment an option.
Funding the prearranged service allows you to arrange the specific kind of service you want based on today's prices. Furthermore, funds paid in advance are considered non-accountable assets when applying for Medicaid or for nursing home care. Pre-funded arrangements are a matter of thoughtfulness, as well as proper estate planning.
100% of the funds used to prepay funeral plans are placed in an individual trust account. The funds are not available to the funeral home until services are actually provided at death.
We offer full and partial payment plans. Those choosing full payment plans receive a guarantee that our services and merchandise charges (as selected at the time of payment) will never require additional payments, no matter how long the beneficiary might live. Interest that accrues on the trust fund remains in the account to keep pace with the inflationary increases in our charges.