No one wants to make mistakes in their life, but we all do. If you are in the midst of planning Baltimore, MD funeral services, either for yourself or a loved one who has recently passed on, there are plenty of mistakes you could make. In order to avoid as many of them as possible, use other people’s experience and learn from their mistakes so you can avoid making them yourself. Here are a few mistakes to avoid:
Mistake 1: Waiting Until Your Health Fails
If you have considered arranging your own funeral services, but you don’t really see the point because you are in good health, keep in mind that it’s a mistake to wait. If you get sick with a life-threatening illness, all of your energy may go into fighting the battle. You may not have the clear mind to plan your own services then and if you pass on while your battle rages, you are leaving everything up to your family, who is already going to be stressed out over your health concerns.
Mistake 2: Not Asking Questions
Funeral homes are there to help you plan final services, either in advance or after someone passes on. But they are also there to help you figure out what you want. You need to be able to make informed decisions. If there’s something you want to know, ask. You may regret it later if you don’t and feel as if you made the wrong choices because of it.
Mistake 3: Lack Of Communication
Planning funeral services hinge on good communication. You need to be able to tell the funeral home what you want for yourself or your loved one and they need to be able to communicate back what they can offer and what the costs are for those services. You should also keep an open line of communication going with your family members so they know what your wishes are for a deceased loved one or so they are prepared regarding your own future plans.
Mistake 4: Leaving Unclear Wishes
Once you decide what you want for your funeral services, it’s important to talk to your family about it. If you leave vague written messages behind, they may not be able to decipher what you want and there’s no way to guarantee that your actual wishes will be carried out. Work with a funeral home to set things up and then make sure your family has copies of the plans that the provider will implement when the time comes.
When you are ready to move forward with Baltimore, MD funeral services, either for yourself in advance or a loved one who has passed on, contact the professionals at Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A. We’re here to help with every aspect of your plans from start to finish. We’ve done this time and time again and we know the mistakes to avoid. Visit with us in person at 5126 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206 or call us for details at (410) 327-3100.