A Gift - For Your Family
Pre-planning your funeral with Roller Funeral Homes is a gift to your family and offers protection for them during one of the most difficult days in their lives.
There are dozens of decisions to be made when arranging a funeral. Now, more than ever, it is important to plan ahead because there has never been a time when there were so many options. Dealing with government agencies and insurance benefits can be frustrating and complicated. For example, did you know that each year millions of dollars in government and insurance benefits go unclaimed? It is unfortunate that many times the family does not have the information needed to claim those benefits. Planning ahead protects your family's long-term security and spares them this task while trying to grieve.
Certain conversations are just uncomfortable to have - and the talk about death is likely first on the list. There are many reasons why we avoid discussions of death - among them:
We do not want to upset anyone. Talking about death can be uncomfortable for everyone - and broaching it with a close loved one can be traumatic or simply awkward.
We are unprepared to die. What will happen to your loved ones if you die tomorrow? How will your loved ones pay for a funeral? Do you have outstanding debts or house payments that they will have to deal with? Often, we feel unprepared for death, and frankly embarrassed to burden our loved ones with this lack of preparation.
We feel guilty asking others to do things for us. Talking about death often means discussing with loved ones about how they can assist us in the event of our death. This can lead to feelings of guilt.
We fear family arguments. What if your funeral wishes or end-of-life decisions differ from the thoughts or beliefs of your family members? Many of us fear that discussing so important a topic can lead to rifts with the people we love.
We are frightened to die. Of course, many of us are uncomfortable with the uncertainty and the finality of death. Even those of intense religious faith may feel uncomfortable discussing their own mortality.