It makes sense that funeral homes in Lapel, IN would recommend that you plan your own final services in advance. They have seen enough families struggle to make decisions that they aren’t sure about because the person who died never said what they wanted in advance. It’s easier on families and it’s easier to give the person who is planning peace of mind. But there are other things funeral homes recommend that are highly important as well. Take advanced directives, for example.
A lot of people don’t want to put together an advanced directive because they feel like they are young and healthy and nothing bad is going to happen to them. Well, just when you think that, something happens. And even if it doesn’t, you never know when it might. It’s best to have it in place so in case you ever need it (and someday, you will), it’s ready for both you and your loved ones.
IT makes sense that most are kind of afraid of talking about the things that advanced directives cover. They deal with the end of life and the decisions within them are very important. But it’s also important that you get to dictate what the end of your life looks like, so you are reliant on medical decisions, someone else’s ideas, or anything in between.
These directives are also great for family members because they take the guesswork out of certain situations. It can be very stressful to make a decision for someone who can’t make it themselves when you don’t know what they would want, if they could tell you. Advanced directives make it possible for you to tell the person what you want by making the decisions in advance.
Part of the process will be naming a medical power of attorney, or someone who can make decisions for you when you are unable to do so. They, in theory, would address your advanced directive and follow any directions it holds. Most of the time, people assign their spouse or the person closest to them.
Living wills are also part of advanced directives, at times. These documents tell people what kind of treatment you want if you are facing certain things. Do you want to be kept on life support? Do you want a feeding tube? And so on. Your family can know everything you want whenever those situations might occur.
While funeral homes in Lapel, IN are always happy to help set up final services, the professionals at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory understand that there are other important end-of-life decisions to make as well. That’s why we recommend going with an advanced directive sooner rather than later. If you’re also ready to set up whatever services you want for yourself, we’re here to help. Call us at (765) 649-5255 and ask questions about our options or visit us in person at 200 W 53rd St Anderson, IN 46013. We want you to prepare while you are healthy, so you don’t have to worry about the options later, and neither does your family.