When my wife’s mother, “Grandma G,” died, she left us many gifts and intangibles. She also left us something very tangible, that in the immediate hour of need, was her most thoughtful gift. She had prearranged and paid for her funeral in exacting detail. This single act, greatly lowered the magnitude of stress that her death had caused.
For seniors with more serious health conditions, guaranteed issue policies may be a choice to consider. I see a lot of tv ads that advertise “everybody is accepted” policies. But I would advise most seniors to consider simplified issue policies first because they should be cheaper and provide an immediate death benefit.
Music! What would our world be without it? Everywhere you go, there seems to be music. The grocery store, department store, restaurants, churches, fort worth funeral homes, schools…There seems to be music everywhere. Even walmart plays music. What do you think about music? Do you like it or do you wish it was non-existent? I love music. I even have some playing as I am writing. Music does a lot of things for me.
Making these arrangements includes filling in some details specific to your life. These include such things as the names of your parents, where you were born, and any siblings along with some other information.
But it’s never just a business to you, is it? See, I just realized something, Being a Stratton employee in the past couple of years must haave been like being the daughter of a schizophrenic. One day you’re a beloved family member, the next you’re a unit, a cost center, something to be slashed. She leaned against the counter, her arms folded.
Did your loved one leave written instructions for his funeral or memorial service? This would make your job easier. If not, ask people for their input to see if the loved one made verbal comments on how he wished his funeral to be held. It may not be what you want, but your job is to respect the wishes of your loved one. It’s the one, final gift you can give him.
One person shouldn’t handle it all. Each of us has a strength, some creative, some organizational, still others financial. Let each person handle the details of the funeral that matches his strength. If you divide the details of the arrangements, you also will allow people to grieve in the way that is most suitable to them.
Very important form of personal insurance and should be taken by all. As a bearer, you would receive a check every month, just in case you haven’t been able to work for a long period of time, due to injuries or sicknesses. You would be protected against financial debts and obligations, mortgages too. And if you are self-employed, this personal insurance scheme works better for you, because you would need protection and wouldn’t have an “employer” covering those needs.