Kevin Bean, funeral director and owner of several funeral homes in the PA area, recommends the importance of planning ahead for your funeral. Not only can this be less expensive in the long run, it can also help you to really personalize the funeral ceremony and get exactly what you want.
Kevin Bean, funeral director suggests reasons why pre-planning is so attractive to many people.
The Burial Co-operative has said this about pre-planned funerals: “It’s a bit like taking out an insurance policy. You know that whatever the future holds, you’ll be given the funeral you planned – and your family will not have to worry about paying for it”. And: “No matter how much prices or inflation rise in the future, your funeral can be fully paid for – saving your family from financial and emotional burden”.
Pre-planning takes care of the financial worry
Kevin Bean, funeral director, has also noted that '...funeral costs have more than doubled in the last 10 years'. No one knows exactly when they’ll die, but a pre-planned funeral takes care of the financial worry many families face when a loved one passes away. Future expenses can never be fully anticipated. Sometimes people need expensive surgeries, or have to go into care homes full-time. These are all tough on finances that may already be stretched to the limit.
Pre-planning your funeral gives you and your surviving family members peace of mind because you know that no matter how many years pass, and no matter how high inflation gets, the cost of your funeral will stay the same, and it's already been taken care of. Kevin Bean, funeral director stresses the need to make your funeral pre-plans with a company that will fully guarantee that all contract costs will remain the same as the day you signed up for the plan.
Make it less burdensome for your family
Kevin Bean, funeral director works hard to ensure that surviving families get the most comprehensive help at a very difficult time. He’s had the privilege of working with a wide cross-section of people and advocates the importance of having clear ideas of what you want the funeral service to be like.
Of course, there is always help at hand, but it makes the best of a difficult period if people know exactly what they want to happen and when. Families sometimes can have disagreements because they can’t come to a decision to please everyone involved. This is where pre-planned funerals work best.
All the arrangements have been already been made and there are no questions or guesswork where the wishes of the loved one are concerned.
A pre-planned funeral is your final gift to your loved ones
Kevin Bean, funeral director encourages his clients to make their relatives’ funerals a very personal affair. He shows them how to have a ‘meaningful celebration’ of a life. Pictures, videos, favorite songs or flowers are just the start to a very personalized affair.
With a pre-planned funeral, all these details have already been taken care of. Having to rush around and plan the details of a funeral is the most stressful way to spend you first few days/weeks of grieving.
Surviving families can grieve with the peace of mind that everything is in order and all the details have already been taken care of and planned exactly the way their loved ones would have wanted it, stresses Kevin Bean, funeral director. There’s no guess work, no financial worries, and most of all, they’ll have a ceremony that has the blessings of the loved one who has passed.