Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

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Special Angels: Lessons They Don't Teach In School

As the manager of a home for physically and intellectually challenged children, I have a variety of jobs. One special job is organising a funeral when one of our angels passes on. My goal is to make the occasion joyous and comforting for the families of the children. Our carers also develop strong bonds with these children, and the service is a release of emotion for them as well. Over the years, I have worked with many excellent funeral directors and developed a range of options that make each service unique and memorable. In recent times, friends have started to ask me for advice when they find themselves in the difficult situation of organising a funeral. I have created this blog as I realise that textbooks and school lessons really don't prepare you for this important task. I wish you well.

How To Choose A Funeral Planning Service

There is a myriad of activities that must be conducted as you plan and execute a funeral. In most cases, these activities can overburden you, given that you are grieving a deceased loved one. Funeral planning solutions are service providers that help individuals and families as they plan for funerals. This article proposes some questions to ask a funeral planning service before engaging the service provider. Hopefully, it will help you choose a suitable service. 

Do You Offer Pre-paid Funeral Plans? 

Pre-paid funeral plans are suitable for people planning their funerals. Ideally, the arrangement caters to the funeral costs when you pass away. Pre-paid funeral plans give your family members peace of mind since they do not have to fundraise to give you a befitting funeral. When buying a pre-paid funeral plan, read the terms of the contract to determine how the plan works. For example, what services will the plan pay? Can you cash out some of the funds if you are in a financial emergency? Will you receive your funds if the service provider closes business? Can you customise the plan to suit your needs? These assessments will help you compare the various funeral plans on the market. 

What Kind Of Funerals Do You Organise? 

This question will help you determine the expertise of the service provider. For instance, suppose you intend to hold a cremation; you might want to check if the company has organised cremations in the past. If the deceased was a public figure, inquire whether the company can handle huge crowds at a funeral. For example, you might need VIP tents, public address systems, sufficient seating space and parking, security and transport services. Experienced service providers will provide a program detailing how they will prepare and execute the funeral. In addition, you will receive an accurate budget to ensure you have an easy time funding the funeral. 

Do You Provide Grief Counselling? 

Grief counselling is an essential yet underrated service while planning a funeral. In most cases, immediate family members experience difficulties coping with the death of a loved one and adjusting to the new realities. Grief counselling supports family members by offering them a safe space to express their emotions. Besides, the counsellor helps the family members as they undergo the grieving process. 

What Are The Terms And Conditions? 

The service provider must declare their terms and conditions. For instance, you might want to know if their business has adequate insurance coverage. Moreover, inquire if the company provides guarantees. Finally, examine the quote to determine if you can afford the service. 

For more information on funeral planning solutions, contact a professional near you.