A funeral is not something most of us like to think about or plan. Especially in advance. But advance planning has a great deal to recommend. You’ll be making your decisions at a calmer time, when the emotions of the moment aren’t so overwhelming. You can be confident in knowing that when the day does come, you’ll be more prepared.
Why plan ahead?
Funeral arrangements often times take place within 24 hours of the loss of a loved one. Pre-planning for the funeral allows families that precious time needed to make decisions regarding funeral options without the emotional stress related to the loss. The act of pre-planning also allows for one to ease the burden regarding decisions and to make their personal wishes known.
How do I start?
Starting the pre-planning process can be as easy as your first phone call. Our funeral director will lead you through the pre-arrangement process. You can rest assured that our staff is attentive to your every need. We will answer any question that you might have and will never pressure you into any decisions.
Do I have to pre-pay?
The most important part of the planning process is just that, planning. You will be given the option of pre-paying, paying over time, or not paying and just making your wishes known.
What are the benefits of Pre-paying? Like the cost of everything, the cost of funeral services go up over time. By pre-paying the funeral, you will have the peace of mind knowing that everything is taken care of and that your family will not have to worry about financial matters in their time of grief.
Why should I pre-plan when applying for SSI/Medicaid?
By pre-planning during the application process for SSI/Medicaid you will have the opportunity to plan and pay for a funeral out of your own funds, ensuring that the funeral services are to your exact wishes. If you wait until the funds are exhausted and you are relying on the Medicaid benefit to pay for your funeral, the Medicaid benefit is very limited and may not provide for the services you wish for.
Do I have to come to the funeral home?
Our funeral directors will accommodate you, whatever the need. Basic arrangements can be done at the funeral home, by phone and mail, and yes, we even make house calls.
Prepaying your funeral
When there is a discussion of whether to prepay for your funeral these are some important things that should be considered:
Initiate your preneed arrangements by filling out this form here
Pre-Need Forms are a personal guide to help relieve your family and loved ones of the burden of decisions. Take time now to complete the following form. Upon completion, print this page for your own copy, and click on the submit button at the bottom of the form to send a copy to SAG Funeral Home, LLC.