The Basics of Planning
Here's a break-down of the process :
- 1Set goals
- 2Review limitations
- 3Look at available options
- 4Weigh the pros and cons of each option
- 5Talk to others about the best options
- 6Arrive at a final decision
In the case of funeral pre-arrangement, another two important steps are involved:
- 1Write out your plan with as many details as possible.
- 2Send your plan to the funeral home and provide a copy to your executor.
Using the Online Pre-Planning Tool
This website features Pre-Arrange Online, a step-by-step interactive form that can be used to record your end-of-life plan and send the completed form to our staff for safekeeping.
Record Your Wishes
There are many benefits to end-of-life planning. Here are the top ten reasons why you should consider making your funeral arrangements ahead of time:
About Advance Directives
Where to Obtain an Advance Directive Form
It's fairly easy to get a copy of the advance care directive form for your state. Your local hospital is a reliable source, as federal law requires every hospital to not only provide information about advance directives to people in their service area, they are also required to share valuable information about the related laws in your state. Contact your local hospital to learn more. Your family physician may also have advance directive forms available for patients.