Preplanning is the process of determining and documenting your own end-of-life arrangements in advance.
At Alliance Funeral Home & Cremation Center, we highly recommend preplanning your final arrangements for a multitude of reasons detailed below.
While we understand it's a sensitive subject, preplanning is a considerate and responsible decision that shields your loved ones from having to make complex decisions at an emotional time.
FYI: Preplanning doesn't mean you have to prepay. Writing out your arrangements alone is an important step for your loved ones.
If you choose to prepay for your planned services, it's important to know your funds remain yours. They are placed securely in the Funeral Funding Trust of Kentucky, a respected master trust developed to protect and serve members of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and the families they assist. As a crucial safeguard, PNC Bank, a trusted institution, holds the responsibility of the Trustee.
Your money doesn't go to our funeral home; instead, it's invested for your benefit, ensuring your peace of mind and financial security.
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Here's why you should consider preplanning:
You can take your time creating arrangements that best suit your needs and preferences, and all you have to do is fill out a form or meet with a member of our staff to put your plan in place. Anyone can create a plan, at any stage in their life, and you can make changes at a later date if you wish.
It lets you decide how you'd like to be remembered.
Creating your own unique life celebration allows you to make sure that your wishes and desires are respected upon your passing. However you decide to be memorialized, pre-planning and preparation gives you control over the personal decisions that must be made when a person moves on from this life. Planning can be meaningful for your family, as well, if you choose to include them in the process. It can help them to feel connected to you both in life and in death, knowing that your arrangements reflect exactly what you envisioned them to be.
It takes the burden off of your family and friends.
When a loved one passes, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and a range of difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangements before the time of need, you’re relieving them of that burden and giving them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. They won’t have to ask themselves, “Am I making the right choices?” and can instead focus on what matters: saying goodbye and celebrating your life journey with those who cared about you most.
It gives you the ability to pre-pay, if you wish.
While pre-funding your funeral is certainly not required in order to pre-plan, pre-payment means that your funds will be set aside. We’d be happy to provide you with more information and help you arrange for pre-funding of your services.
What if I Move?
Once you create your pre-plan with us, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions. Your plan is easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate. No matter where you live at the time of your passing, or which funeral home’s services you decide to use, we’ll make sure that your plan follows you there.
Where Do I Start?
The first step is to review our Pre-Planning Checklist to help you consider all of your possibilities and gather all of the information you’ll need. Then, you can contact us to schedule a time to meet with a member of our staff to discuss your options and design your plan in person.