Why Plan Ahead?

Planning is a daily activity for all of us. We plan so that our days may run smoother and we won't be caught unprepared or off guard. Planning gives us a level of comfort and security. One of the things in life that often catches us off guard is the death of a loved one. In the midst of the emotional turmoil that we feel, it is difficult to plan for what would be fitting and helpful for us at this time.

Planning ahead makes sense.

It lets you decide how you want to be remembered.  Planning allows the opportunity for families to talk together about what is important to them, what will be meaningful in the event of your death, who would participate and help, and what practical decisions should be made. This also gives you the ability to pre-pay if you wish. While pre-paying for your funeral is not required in order to preplan, it is an opportunity to set aside funds and protect against Medicaid. You can protect you and your love ones from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.

When you pre-plan with DeRidder Funeral Home, we store it in our files as a record of your final wishes and decisions.  Your plan is easily transferable to any other funeral home, so it can be used wherever you might choose to relocate.  No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Preplanning takes the burden off your family and friends. 

When you die, the family faces an overwhelming number of tasks and decisions, all while struggling through grief and many difficult emotions. By taking care of your arrangement ahead of time, you relieve them of that burden and give them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance. Let them focus on saying good bye and celebrate the life you lived.

Many families have told us, at the time of funeral arranging, that one of the best gifts their loved one had given was the consideration of planning ahead, giving their survivors the sense of wellness and security that well thought out planning brings.

Pre-planning is a complimentary service we offer. Take advantage of finding out this valuable information that will afford peace of mind now.

Where Do I Start?

You can contact our family service counselor to guide you through creating a celebration of your life, or 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 use our Pre-Planning Form to begin creating your personalized arrangements.

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