Why Should I Plan Ahead
Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.
It’s All About Taking Control
Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:
- Is easy. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely everyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.
- Lets your family clearly know your wishes.
- Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.
- Can protect your family from the ravages of inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.
Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?
The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.
Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.
When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.
Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Sytsema Funeral Homes, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.
Why Pre-Plan with Sytsema Funeral Homes?
By pre-planning with us, you’re assured that your final wishes are known. This relieves your family of the burden of making difficult decisions, under emotional duress. Through pre-funding your plan, expenses will be covered when you need them to be. That's guaranteed.
Our plans offer a variety of payment options to fit most everyone. Choose the payment option that's right for you.
When Medicaid is Needed
We work to expedite the paper work for families who are applying for Medicaid when a pre-funded Irrevocable Funeral Contract is appropriate.
We work with local agencies serving all families such as:
• Department of Human Services
• Community Mental Health
• Catholic Charities of West MI
• Senior Resources & the PACE Program
We are registered and licensed with the State of Michigan to process and Irrevocable Funeral Contract for a prearrangement.
Ready to get started?
Request a personal appointment with a Sytsema Funeral Homes pre-planning advisor. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.
Record your personal information to be kept on file at Sytsema Funeral Homes. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (231) 726-5210.