Let’s face it. Everyone is afraid of death because no one knows what will happen afterwards. However, if there is one thing we are certain of, it’s when we decide to plan ahead. This is especially true when you have family and when you want to make sure you leave no loose ends when you go.
The fact is, many people want to be ready for whatever outcome may happen after they die. Being one starts on being ready, he be must first know a few things about funerals.
The first thing to ask is how you want your body to be treated :
Many of our clients come to us regarding how they want their bodies to be handled. Many opt for the traditional burial while some prefer cremation. We have a selection of life plans to choose from and the best part is that it not only covers the treatment of the body, but also various benefits and protection.
Aside from life plans, many clients go to funeral parlors to arrange funeral details, such as chapel seating, catering and even burial dates, and it is our job to help manage all those. This is done with the belief that our clients are still grieving and may not be capable of interacting with visitors and guests. By providing these services, we are eliminating the burden of loss from our clients.
Our services also include the use of our elegantly restored, classic Georgian chapels for that added simplicity and elegance in an otherwise peaceful ceremony.
Now let’s talk about how the body is treated :
There are two types of burials. There is the traditional burial wherein the body is entombed in a plot of land or inside a mausoleum. This is usually favored by families who already have either plots of land or constructed mausoleums.
The other type involves reducing the body into ashes and placing it in a small urn. This process is called cremation. Now, in more recent times, this has been favored by many families since it is relatively affordable and does not cost much in terms of installments.
However, cremation is a method that not many family members are comfortable with. In fact, most do not want to consider the prospect of completely converting the physical body of their beloved to ashes. This is due to the long standing tradition in many cultures of burying the dead and having something physical to visit.
When considering this method, we often advise our clients to discuss this matter with their family members before formulating the final decision. This establishes a firm and deeper connection with the client’s intentions as well as the feelings of their family members. By doing so, they are put at ease during the time of peace, thus avoiding any future apprehensions during the actual process. At the same time, our clients can rest well knowing that their family members will be alright and that their last wishes will be met.
Many people often ask this important question :
After we die, what happens to our loved ones? Most of the time, they are left to grieve and find various outlets to cope with the loss. Sometimes, they are also left with our unfinished businesses that often drain them of their personal resources.
Fortunately, for them, we still provide additional services that will benefit both client and their family members long after. Prior to the funeral, we provide assistance in filing for various mandated benefits such as veteran’s benefits, insurance, health and other financial settlements. This is done to ensure that their family members will still be taken care of long after death.
For post funeral services, we also provide grief support groups :
Sometimes, the pain of loss is unbearable, rendering the person incapable of doing various tasks, such as going to work or school. Fortunately, our grief support group offers our clients the chance to meet with others who are still grieving long after. Our program includes a series of newsletters, quotes and inspirational stories designed to make the coping process easier.
Planning a funeral and deciding whether to have cremation or traditional burial is truly a difficult task to handle, especially if the family still cannot accept the idea of saying goodbye to a loved one. This is why funeral parlors, like us, are around. We understand that dealing with a deceased loved one is a difficult situation to be in. What we do is provide additional support not just for the family, but also to the deceased.
We can offer help especially when it comes to handling relevant affairs and last wishes. By doing so, we are providing the community with a great service that not only celebrates the life of someone special, but also helps the family with the deceased’s passing and intended wishes.