The Importance of Pre-Arranged Funerals

Many adults have estate plans in place to make things easier for their families, but does yours include things beyond the traditional trust or will? Pre-arranged funerals are one way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your family will be able to avoid even more stress and decision-making during such a tumultuous time. Why are pre-arranged funerals so critical for seniors and their loved ones?

You Get a Say in Your Remembrance

Do you know how you would like to be remembered when you are no longer here? Whether you would like to have your military service recognized or would prefer donations go to a children’s charity you volunteered for, pre-planning gives you the chance to have a voice in how you are remembered. Even if you aren’t concerned that your family might not understand your wishes, it’s still a great idea to formalize them and leave a record behind.

Ease the Burden on Your Loved Ones

In the aftermath of a passing, there are many tasks that need to be taken care of in the short term and in preparation for the memorial service. If you take the time to pre-arrange your funeral, it will dramatically reduce the number of tasks that need to be taken care of and make things much easier for your family.

Lower the Cost of a Funeral

Funerals and memorial services can be quite costly, and the cost is rising every year. A funeral that takes place today is likely to be much more affordable than one that takes place a decade from now. By pre-arranging and paying for your funeral, you can get everything that you are looking for at a much better rate. Locking in your costs can also reduce the financial burden on your family in the future.

Lower the Pressure

When a funeral needs to be planned urgently, it can rush the process and put family members under pressure to make the right decisions in a very short amount of time. Pre-arranging a funeral takes the pressure off and allows you to make clear-headed decisions about what is right for you and your family.

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Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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