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Why End Of Life Planning Is Important

This post was sponsored by Skylawn. All opinions are my own.

I’ll never forget the day my mom called me over to her house to have a talk. She was in her bedroom and motioned me in. The energy felt heavy, and I felt a little nervous about what she was going to say to me.

I didn’t need to be nervous, though. The conversation my mother and I had that day wasn’t an easy one, but it was necessary. And years from now, I’m sure I’ll look back on it with gratitude.

What did my mom talk to me about that day? Well, she pulled out a binder and some folders filled with papers with instructions on what to do when she passes away.

End of life planning 

No one wants to think about their loved ones dying. I know I certainly don’t. But the older I get, the older we all get, it’s not something that we can ignore. 

Eventually everyone passes away. Planning for end of life is just one way we can continue to take care of the people we love the most.

I’ve lost my stepmother, both of my grandmothers, and a grandfather. Fortunately, they all had their affairs in order. An already difficult time was made a lot easier for the family because we knew what their end of life wishes were.

Why you should plan ahead

There are so many benefits to planning ahead for end of life. According to Skylawn Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory here in the Bay Area, some of the benefits include:

  • Saving time and money
  • Eliminating stress for family members
  • Being able to celebrate your life in a way that you would want

Until you’ve been in the midst of grief trying to figure out what kind of celebration of life service to have, pick out caskets, or plan a service, you may not understand how hard it is.

Trust me when I say this—it’s one of the most challenging things you will have to do in your life. The last thing you want to do is make decisions, but that’s what everyone will be asking you to do.

When we plan ahead, we relieve that pressure from our loved ones, and make sure there are no surprises.

Celebrating a life During a pandemic

As if losing a loved one wasn’t already difficult, losing them during a pandemic is especially heartbreaking.

I’ve had so many friends say goodbye to family members over the last few months. Fortunately, when you hire a funeral services company that really makes servicing their customers a priority, a tough time is made easier.

What should you look for in a funeral services company during a pandemic? Skylawn Funeral Home sets the standard. If you look at what they offer to their families, you can see that they really do care.

  • Virtual funeral services
  • Outdoor funeral services
  • COVID safety

In addition to taking care of families during the pandemic, Skylawn also protects against inflation with freeze pricing. Their memorial park is feng shui designed, and offers natural beauty.

Skylawn Helps you plan ahead for end of life

How do you plan ahead for end of life? The first step is to request a free funeral planning guide from Skylawn Memorial Park. After that, you can call and make an appointment to tour the facilities. 

To find out more about Skylawn Memorial Park, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, or check out their website. There are several locations throughout the Bay Area for your needs.