Why Should I Plan Ahead
Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.
It’s All About Taking Control
Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:
- Is easy. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely everyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.
- Lets your family clearly know your wishes.
- Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
- Can protect your family from the ravages of inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.
Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?
The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.
Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.
When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our promise remains that no matter how much our prices for goods and services increase over time, your surviving loved ones will never have to pay more for the same goods and services. Sometimes in a pre-paid plan a family will request that we included costs of convenience items, or cash advance items (such as flowers, cemetery related fees, clergy honorariums, obituaries, etc.) If included in your original, pre-paid plan there may be a balance at the time of death as we have no control over third party costs or increases. Feel free to ask your funeral director for further information.
Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Short Funeral Home, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.
Why Pre-Plan with Short Funeral Home?
By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That's guaranteed.
Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that's right for you.
Ready to get started?
Request a personal appointment with a Short Funeral Home pre-planning advisor. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.
Record your personal information to be kept on file at Short Funeral Home. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (302) 846-2525.