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Advance Planning Services


Nearly 70% of all funeral arrangements are made by widowed spouses or children at the height of emotional stress and grief after their loss. By planning ahead, you can prevent your loved ones from this unnecessary experience. They will take comfort in knowing your final arrangements were made according to your wishes. You can also make final plans for your entire family, ensuring you will all rest together. Planning ahead can save emotional and financial stress, with substantial pre-planning cost savings.

Funded arrangements are funerals paid in advance. You choose your own arrangements. These decisions are followed according to your instructions on the pre-planned contract. The funds are withdrawn from the trust account to cover costs. Hillside guarantees its prices for funded arrangements, even if prevailing prices are higher than the original purchase price. So your family only needs to pay for additional items they select at your time of death such as flowers, limousines, or obituaries.

An unfunded arrangement, or Preference, makes your choices known to Hillside without any pre-payment. You decide what you want for your service. Hillside records your choices and keeps them on file. At the time of death, your funeral has already been planned and guided by your decisions. The funeral costs will be at the prevailing prices at the time of death.

To further explore the option of arranging your service (funded and unfunded), please click here to either request an appointment with one of our caring professionals or to have information sent to your home or email address. For your added convenience, we have included a Funeral Worksheet that you may fill out and keep with your personal records.

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