Why Planning Ahead is Important Amid the Pandemic

Last year has shown us that there’s no way we can predict what’s coming.

As our nation mourns the loss of over 330,000 Americans due to the devastating pandemic, many of us had to say goodbye to loved ones much earlier than we anticipated. At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, our caring team of professionals helped many families say goodbye to their loved ones who died from COVID-19.

With over a century of experience, Cypress Lawn has witnessed firsthand many times when families haven’t had any idea where to start when it was time to plan a final farewell for their loved one. We’ve watched children deal with the pain of losing a mother or father — and have also seen how their suffering was exacerbated by agonizing over making the “right” decision to honor their parent.

Last year taught us that there’s no such thing as being overly prepared for any major life event. As we navigate the beginning months of 2021, we are still far from solving the problems and dangers that the pandemic has created. We will be living in our “new normal” for the foreseeable future, and it’s never too early to start planning ahead.

Give the Gift of Peace of Mind

When a loved one dies, there are hundreds of decisions that need to be made. From selecting a funeral home to wrapping up the estate to picking the time and date of a service, everything can feel incredibly overwhelming to a family. But there’s a better way — an easier way — to navigate this. By putting your plans in writing, you’ll save your family from the trouble of having to decide everything. They’ll also have peace of mind knowing they’ve honored your wishes.

Prepay for Your Arrangements

The pandemic has not only taken countless lives, but it has also upended our economy. Many Americans have had to seek unemployment for the first time in their lives and have struggled to make ends meet. We’ve seen typically stable industries flounder and lay off or furlough millions of workers. It’s been a hard season for our entire country, as it’s shown us that financial stability is never guaranteed. If you prepay for your end-of-life arrangements, you’ll save your family from having to bear any financial burdens in the future so they can focus on healing instead.

Virtual Meetings for Your Convenience

Throughout the pandemic, our team has transitioned and pivoted to provide safe alternatives to in-person meetings and gatherings. Not only do we have the capability to livestream any funeral or memorial service, but we also can connect families with preplanning experts through an online platform. You’re able to meet with one of our certified preneed counselors from the comfort and safety of your own home to make your arrangements. Click here to set an appointment.

During the pandemic, all of us have become acutely aware of just how unpredictable life can be, but that does not mean we should worry more. It’s important to focus on what we can do right now. Preplanning your funeral, cremation, or burial is one way of taking action, and your family will be grateful to you that you did this for them. 

Have questions about how to get started? Don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or to give us a call at (650) 550-8808.