Being aware of the steps involved in organizing a postmortem homecoming isn’t just useful knowledge in case a loved one passes away while on vacation.
Category: End of Life Planning
Why is cremation becoming more popular? Five reasons more people are choosing direct cremation According to research by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), close to half the country now favors cremation over other end-of-life options. As more and more traditional funeral homes close their doors, others open as cremation services increase in quantity and…
There are alternatives to embalming that have their own advantages. People are choosing other options for themselves and for their loved ones.
As challenging as it may be now to think about what you’ll do when your loved one is gone, it is often much more difficult to make such choices after a loss.
No matter where you are in the Alzheimer’s journey, it’s never an easy path to walk. But looking ahead, difficult though it may be, can help give you clarity.
More and more people are trading caskets for urns when choosing burial options. According to statistics from the Cremation Association of North America, more than half the national population now prefer cremation to traditional burial.
Perhaps your loved one asked to be remembered simply, without fanfare or a big funeral service. Perhaps your family can’t afford the more expensive service packages that are available from many funeral homes. Whatever your reasons, you’re considering arranging cremation without a traditional funeral director.
It’s not easy to make plans in the wake of a loved one’s passing. Grief tends to make even simple tasks seem more complex. The key to getting through it is taking things one step at a time.
Arranging your own cremation may seem a daunting task—complicated, and perhaps quite distressing in theory. But in fact, settling post-life arrangements ahead of time can be much simpler—and more rewarding—than you might think.