How do you help someone plan their funeral?
Planning a funeral is hard, but with careful planning and thought, you can be a source of care and support for loved ones during this difficult time. Try to ask them as much information on how they would like their service and burial to be, ask them specific questions so their wishes are met, and plan accordingly.
What parts of the funeral service can seniors plan?
It's important to consider the specific needs and preferences of the senior's wishes. Seniors that plan their funeral services have a lot of control over what the service looks like sounds like and who participates.
What should seniors look for in a funeral home?
The funeral home is responsible for organizing and holding the service to your or your family’s specifications. Make sure the funeral home is experienced and has a good reputation. The home you select should also be compatible with any religious customs they have, and make sure they are willing to accommodate the service and burial of your loved one with compassion and dignity.
What is the difference between a traditional funeral service and a memorial service?
Traditional funeral services are generally held in a funeral home or church, and usually include religious readings, hymns or songs, and a eulogy. A memorial service is usually these are meant to celebrate life, and considered less formal. In either instance, it's an opportunity for loved ones to say their final goodbyes.