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How to Begin

Funerals Are For the Living

A couple looking over their options with a funeral director

How to Begin

More and more people today are choosing to preplan their own or a loved one’s funeral as an alternative to having others make the decisions for them.  

Three fundamental benefits of planning a funeral in advance are:

  • The peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes have been made known and the details taken care of.
  • The comfort of knowing your family will not have to make funeral arrangement decisions during the difficult time of their initial grief.    
  • Assurance that informed, thoughtful decisions have been made about the funeral home provider, choice of service and costs.

Advance planning or prefunding your funeral can be an important part of estate planning or preparing to apply for Medicaid or SSI benefits.

Your NFDA funeral director is ready to provide assistance. Whether you need additional information, simply want to document your wishes without paying or desire to arrange and prefund your funeral, He or she is committed to explaining the options, thus allowing you to determine the most appropriate decisions for your situation.