If your forever was ending tomorrow…What plans do you need to make?
Depending on the type of person and circumstance, there can be quite a variation in how much or how little planning has occurred. Some will likely have very detailed plans about their final wishes, while others might need more clarification or are not ready to begin thinking about making those decisions. No matter where you are in your decision-making, it’s always good to consider before deciding upon anything.
In the past, end-of-life planning was rather simple, seeing that the two primary options were traditional funeral or direct burial. However, today options can be more tailored and personalized when it comes to your final wishes, a celebration of life, and disposition options. While cremation can be hard to grasp for some, more people than ever are selecting cremation. It’s also expected that cremation rates will rise nearly seventy-nine percent by 2035.
We see similar trends with the families we serve in Springfield, Branson, and Bolivar. Many, for example, are opting for cremation due to convenience, greater religious acceptance, matters of finance, and the desire to create new traditions. Even still, we encourage you to weigh your options and consider what decision feels right or matches your beliefs, desires, and price points. It’s also important to research cremation providers and their reputations within the community.
When you entrust your loved one to a funeral home or other provider for cremation, trusting their staff will treat your family member or friends with dignity and respect throughout the process is vital. You also must be confident that the cremated remains returned to you are truly those of your loved one. At Greenlawn, when it comes to any of the services we offer, we guarantee that our families have always had complete peace of mind and that every step of the process has been discussed to create full transparency.
Our caring staff realizes an extra layer of trust is needed when cremation is chosen instead of a traditional funeral. That is why we are committed to doing everything possible to ensure your peace of mind and why we decided to own and operate our crematory. We also ensure that our equipment is maintained meticulously and that only licensed, trained staff members complete the cremation. However, this is not always the case as many other cremation providers outsource cremation to third-party providers, but we observe the entire process from beginning to end.
But we can ensure that your loved one never leaves our care from the moment they arrive at our funeral home, through the cremation process, to the return of their cremated remains to you. We offer families added comfort by inviting them to our facility and talking with them to ease any unknowns or doubts. Sometimes making the right decision can take time, and we understand the value of taking time and making sure that your loved one’s wishes are being respected. In addition, deciding upon cremation doesn’t mean you have to forego having a visitation, personalized funeral or memorial service, or traditional burial.