Benefits of Planning your Funeral While You’re Still Alive

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, November 27, 2017

Speaking about death is never easy so most people try to avoid it as much as they can. While this is understandable, we at Gallagher Funeral Home, encourage people to consider the benefits of planning their funeral in advance. This option is offered by almost every funeral home and can help both the elderly or ill individual and their family. Here are some of the benefits of planning the funeral in advance:

1. Your wishes are taken into consideration

One of the biggest benefits of pre-planning is the fact that your funeral and memorial services happen according to your wishes. For example, some individuals want to be cremated rather than buried and that can go against the family’s wishes. By pre-planning the funeral, you can be certain that your wishes are carried out.

2. Pre-planning helps the loved ones grieve

Loved ones are forced to interrupt their grieving time to organize the funeral, which can delay their own healing and cause them a considerable amount of stress. Pre-planning removes this burden so family members can focus on their grief instead of worrying about the preparations. Pre-planning funerals also happen very quickly so there are no delays after death.

3. Financial relief

Pre-planning the funeral gives the loved ones left behind some financial relief. All the funeral expenses are paid in advance so the family members don’t have to worry about abrupt and last-minute costs of arranging the service. Arranging the funeral in advance can also help people save money as they’re protected from a future rise in cost of the service. If you book a funeral at a good rate, the cost is locked in.

If you need assistance on funeral-related matters or want to know more about our services here at Gallagher Funeral Home, contact us or give us a call 318-640-1375 today. 


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