There’s no way around it. Funerals are never a good thing. The loss of a loved one can be painful, traumatic, and very difficult to deal with. But that’s why consulting with a funeral director or a funeral home is such a good idea.
There is nothing worse than feeling helpless, and as if you don’t know what to do next when a loved one dies. And many funeral homes today offer a free funeral consultation that can help you understand your options.
Having a plan in place for a loved one who passes away is a very small consolation, compared to the pain and difficulty of their passing. But, in such troubling times, even the peace of mind provided by having funeral arrangements planned for you can be very helpful. Here are 5 of the biggest benefits of a free funeral consultation.
1. You Can Get Support And Help For Your Grief
Funeral directors and other staff members at family homes understand your grief. They experience this kind of situation every single day, and they are patient, caring, and helpful.
They can offer you a number of resources to help you deal with your grief – from support centers, to referrals to other professionals, and much more.
2. You’ll Be Able To Understand All Of The Options For Your Loved Ones
There are more options than ever for funerals and burials today. From traditional open-casket funerals, to cremation, “green burial”, and even donating the body to science, a funeral can help you understand all of the options your loved one has, as well as the costs associated with each type of funeral and burial.
In addition, you will be able to get help planning the details of the funeral and burial of your loved one – such as which cemetery you can use, and get referrals to other service providers, such as ministers, flower companies, and more.
3. You Can Get Referrals To Other End-Of-Life Professionals
A funeral is a difficult time that only becomes more stressful if your loved one’s will was unclear, or if you need help with other legal problems. Most funeral directors have relationships with lawyers and estate planning professionals, who can help you navigate the difficult realities of assessing, distributing, and preserving the estate of your loved one, according to their wishes.
4. You Don’t Have To Make Funeral Arrangements Yourself
When you are grieving over the loss of a loved one, the last thing you want to do is be held responsible for their funeral arrangements – and to have to make dozens of calls in order to organize a funeral.
At a free funeral consultation Winnipeg, you can understand the level of service to expect from your chosen funeral home. They may offer complete, full-service funerals, including the mailing of invitations, obtaining flowers, arranging for choirs or music, and every other detail.
You can choose your own level of involvement – and simply allow the professionals to take care of everything, should you wish to be left out of the majority of the planning.
5. You’ll Know What Expenses To Expect
At a free funeral consultation, you will be under no obligation to use the services of any particular funeral home or service provider. But you can get a great idea of what kinds of expenses are typical for a funeral service, burial, cremation, and other such details.
This will help you make the proper arrangements based on the budget left behind by your loved one, or the amount of money in their estate that was intended to be used for funeral costs – and you won’t be blindsided by a large, unexpected funeral bill.
Talk To A Professional Today – Get A Free Funeral Consultation
Planning a funeral is never easy, especially if a loved one has passed very recently, and the grief is still powerful and hard to deal with. But a free funeral consultation can help.
You can get the details about your options and begin the process of planning a funeral, and get peace of mind which will help you begin the process of healing from the loss of a loved one.