Important Discussions To Have With A Funeral Home Director Before Your Time Of Need Arrives


For most people, visits to a funeral home are limited to attending funerals and visitation services for friends, acquaintances, and loved ones. Few understand the potential benefits they might experience by making an appointment to meet with a funeral director without the events being cloaked by the feelings and emotions that so often accompany the loss of a loved one. If you are wondering how you might benefit from having a scheduled appointment to meet with a funeral director, here are some points to consider. 

Time to explore final arrangement choices without time constraints

Scheduling an appointment to visit a funeral home and meet with the director provides an important opportunity to really explore all the options available for your final needs. While most of these options are also available at the time of death, feelings of loss and grief and the time constraints that often surround a death can make it difficult for surviving family members to fully consider them.

By taking the opportunity to schedule a meeting with a funeral director, you will have a chance to explore the differences between a funeral service, a celebration of life, a memorial service, or other options. You can also explore cremation and less traditional options such as green burials, burials at sea, or donating your body to science. A meeting with a funeral director can also provide you with an opportunity to more fully understand the mechanics and components of final needs arrangements, such as how the body is transported and prepared and the purpose of caskets and vaults. 

Opportunity to ensure that your own wishes are honored 

In addition to the opportunity to learn about all the options available for making final arrangements, taking the initiative to meet with a funeral home director now can also provide you with an opportunity to ensure that your wishes will be honored at the time of your death. When surviving family members are grieving a death, they are often unable to focus on or recall any preferences their lost loved one might have mentioned regarding their final arrangements. This often means that the funeral arrangements made by surviving family members are quite different than the actual wishes of their lost loved one.

Surviving families may also be forced to make final needs choices for their lost loved ones based on financial constraints at the time of the death. By taking the opportunity to schedule a meeting with a reputable funeral home director in your area, you will also be able to learn about burial insurance, pre-payment plans, or other options available to ensure that your loved ones will not need to be burdened by financial concerns at the time of your death.

For more information, contact a funeral home in your area such as Carter Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.


13 June 2022

Planning Your Loved One’s Funeral

A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.