How to Preplan with Funeral Homes

By: Laura Sussman
Monday, January 28, 2019

Without a plan in place with Henderson, NV funeral homes well beforehand, you might find yourself paying for final services your loved one didn’t really want because you chose things out of emotional responses. You likely don’t want to have your family put into that position when you pass on. Preparation is the key to having an emotionally satisfying and financially sound funeral. Much as you’d like, you can’t afford to simply ignore the problem, and pretend like the time will never come. 

The way to avoid this scenario is to preplan with your chosen funeral home. The process begins when you talk with an experienced and well-regarded funeral director about what your emotional desires and financial needs are for a funeral. Do you want a religious ceremony, or are you not particularly religious and you simply desire to ensure that your family will be financially sound in the aftermath? 

A funeral is in many ways like a budget. By preplanning, you can go over what goods and services you think you’ll need for it ahead of time. Funeral homes will be obligated to provide transparency to you. You’ll be able to go over a precise list of funerary items, services, and their respective costs, and decide which ones will work best for your family. For example, you would get an exact list of all the different types of caskets available. 

You would also get a rundown on cremation options. For example, if you were to choose to have a cremation after a traditional funeral service, you’d find out that you can rent a casket instead of purchasing one, since there would be no need for a burial. 

Item by item, the preplanning process lets you create a responsible budget for your ideal funeral procedures. At the conclusion of this process, you will agree to a contract with your chosen funeral home. Sometimes this is referred to as a preneed contract. This will outline the procedures you’ve chosen for a funeral and will be executed in the aftermath of a death. Money may or may not be exchanged at this time. If it is, you should always make sure that you know exactly what the money is going to be used for and where it will be held. 

If you have any further questions about the process of preplanning with Henderson, NV funeral homes, please don’t hesitate to contact Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services. Call us at (702) 485-6500 and we can go over a full list of our services with you. There are packages to choose between as well, but keep in mind that absolutely anything can be customized. This is your service and since you are planning it in advance, you deserve to be honored in the way you see fit. When you meet with our funeral director at 3975 S. Durango Drive, Suite 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147, we can show you around so you can see if you’d like to hold a memorial service within our facility or elsewhere after cremation, if that’s the direction you choose. 

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