Why Preplanning is Crucial When Facing a Terminal Illness

At Farenga Funeral Homes, we encourage all our neighbors in Astoria and Queens to preplan their funerals for a number of reasons.

Preplanning gives you the assurance that your final wishes will be carried out exactly as you prefer. Being faced with a terminal illness is one of the most difficult experiences in life, and preplanning can give you a sense of comfort when it comes to end-of-life arrangements knowing you can express your wishes and preferences ahead of time. Here are some of the ways preplanning is helpful for all involved.

Preplanning gives you and your family peace of mind.

 If you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your family is likely very concerned about your health and future. Preplanning helps ease the stress around your end-of-life choices. When you preplan your funeral with us, our conscientious staff will make sure your wishes are put down in writing and kept in a secure place here at our funeral home. You and your family will have peace of mind knowing your wishes have been taken down to your specifications. Our team will help you at every step of the preplanning process, and your family will know your decisions were thoughtfully considered.

Preplanning clarifies your final wishes. 

So many of the details surrounding a terminal illness are unclear and unpredictable. Preplanning your funeral with us lets you be specific about your funeral and final resting place. Making prearrangements provides clarity and certainty during a very uncertain time.  Our qualified staff will help you make every decision and we know exactly what questions to ask so every element of the arrangement process is covered.. This saves your family the trouble of guessing about your final wishes after you’re gone. Your loved ones can avoid any misunderstandings or confusion around the specifics of your funeral. Preplanning also gives you peace of mind knowing you’ve already made all the important decisions yourself.

Preplanning lightens the financial burden.

The financial burden of a terminal illness can be extremely heavy at times, as medical costs continue to rise. Preplanning your funeral with our funeral home lets you choose to prepay for your services locking in today’s prices so you will know exactly how much you’ll spend. This helps ensure that your family will stick to your budget.

If you’re in the midst of a terminal illness, we want you to know we want to support you and your family however we can. Contact our funeral home to find out more about preplanning your funeral or cremation with us. We are here for you 24/7.