When you work with a funeral home, your main contact person will be the funeral director. Funeral directors are trained professionals who manage most, if not all, of the funeral arrangements. They are responsible for the care, preparation, presentation, and final disposition of the deceased. Here are 4 advantages of getting to know your funeral director:
1. The more you know your funeral director, the more comfortable you'll be with the entire process. Losing a loved one is a traumatic event, and many survivors find it difficult to concentrate on what needs to be done, especially if pre-planning has not been arranged. It's easier to let someone assist with and take care of some of the decisions when you feel you know the person well.
2. Knowing your funeral director means you will trust him, and you'll feel like you can depend on him. You won't worry if something isn't being done, because you'll be familiar with his past work. You'll feel confident your loved one's wishes are being followed.
3. The more you know your funeral director, the more he will know you. This will make it easier for him to offer creative ideas regarding the memorial service and other details, because he'll have a good idea of what you prefer and what you don't like. He will understand cultural differences and needs, if necessary, which will enable him to plan more personalized or complex services. He'll be a good contact person to help with necessary arrangements at the cemetery or memorial park of your choosing.
4. A funeral director typically has superior counseling skills so he can offer emotional support to his clients. If you know your funeral director well, you'll be more likely to open up and share personal stories with him, which will help you feel better. Most funeral directors have professional contacts who can offer additional help for grief management, if necessary.
River Hills Memorial Park
1650 S. River Street
Batavia, IL 60510