More and more individuals are making their own final arrangements by taking it upon themselves to pre-plan. There are many benefits to giving some thought to how you want your final services to proceed. It takes some of the burden off family members, can help avoid disagreements among those left behind and when final services are pre-paid, it can take away financial stress from loved ones. It can even provide the planner with peace of mind.
If you are considering the choice of cremation, there are some things you should do ahead of time. Here are some of them.
Educate Yourself About the Cremation Process
You can start by learning more about the cremation process yourself. Not only will this ensure you are comfortable with your decision, but you can help others around you with their questions. You’ll also be demonstrating to others you have given the choice a good deal of thought.
Research Your Cremation Options
Look into who performs cremations in your area and the benefits of choosing them. The Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky has the only privately owned crematorium in the Greater Cincinnati area. This means your remains never leave our care.
There will also be choices to be made about how ashes should be handled following cremation, urn options, and what type of final or memorial services should be held. Do not hesitate to ask difficult questions or questions about costs and pricing. It is important you feel comfortable with your choices.
Bring Family into the Discussion
Once you have a good handle on your options and some direction on what you would prefer, bring your spouse and close family members into the discussion. It may be your choice, but the thoughts and feelings of close family members should be considered, especially your spouse, or if you are unmarried but have adult children, this is critical as they need to agree with your choice of cremation. Share your thoughts and invite them to share their feelings and feedback. This is where your research can help.
Speak With a Professional
We invite you to have a discussion with one of our professionals at the Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky. Ask any of your unanswered questions and consider all of your options. We may even be able to assist you with concerns family members may have regarding your choice of cremation. We will also be able to assist you in taking the next steps to best ensure your wishes are met.
If you have yet to make a decision on cremation or have yet to solidify your plans, now is the time to start and the Cremation Society of Northern Kentucky can help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns about cremation.