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Families are encouraged to make final plans long before there is a need because planning leads to better decision making and cost savings. Preplanning a Sacramento cremation involves defining your wish for cremation, signing an agreement that defines your choices for final needs, communicating your plans to your loved ones, and paying the cost of cremation now.
When making advance plans, it is critical to know that your money is safe, and your agreement will be honored. There are two key elements to protecting your investment. The first is to read the agreement carefully. Understand exactly what is--and what is not--included in the Sacramento cremation plan you are choosing.
Is the prepaid cremation plan a portable plan? If you move, will the plan move with you? Does the plan cover only the cost of direct cremation services, or are additional services covered, including help with death paperwork and a cremation memorial like placement at the Neptune Memorial Reef? Review any agreement for a Sacramento cremation carefully to ensure you understand the details.
The second element is to work with a reputable company that will be available to provide services at the time of death and honor the agreement. Your investment is valueless if your cremation provider is out of business or out of money. Neptune Society has been America's most trusted cremation provider for 40 years. The company holds an estimated $185 million dollars in trust to ensure money invested in prepaid cremation plans is available for use at the time of need.
Preplan a Sacramento cremation with ease by working with a reputable and financially sound national cremation society.
As California cities grew with the Gold Rush and transcontinental railroad, poverty, unemployment, and class antagonism grew as well. Overcrowded cities weren't well managed. Public health problems erupted. Cremation in Sacramento and other cities was seen as a means to improve hygiene, and diminish public health issues.
Boards of health and citizen sanitation committees included physicians, attorneys, social scientists, and businessmen, and all supported cremation as a means to improve sanitation. The end of the nineteenth century brought a shift in opinion, with cremation losing support to immunization. When immunization decreased the incidence of disease, there was less support for cremation as a means to prevent the spread of disease. Additionally, embalming became a common way to prepare a body, further changing handling of the deceased.
Sacramento cremations gained favor again in the 20th century for more intellectual reasons, that cremation was rational, clean, and economical. Attention shifted from the debate over cremation to building and managing crematories. Cremation became a matter of individual choice rather than public policy.
Many in Sacramento chose, and still choose, cremation based on their faith. Where religion did not support cremation, individuals of that faith did not support cremation. The Catholic Church in particular was anti-cremation, initiating a ban against cremation in 1886. The ban was lifted in 1963, allowing Catholics to choose cremation.
Today, the number of people in Sacramento who choose cremation for final needs continues to rise. The choice of a Sacramento cremation is largely due to its low cost compared to the cost of burial. However, cremation is also chosen as a green alternative to burial, and for its ease and flexibility. Many today wish to reduce their final footprint, choosing not to occupy limited land space for eternity. Now, cremation in California is chosen for final needs more than half the time.
Sacramento cremation services provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional funerals and burial. Cremation in Sacramento is growing in popularity, and offers many advantages to Sacramento residents. Is cremation right for you?
Consider Prepaid Sacramento Cremation Plans
If you’re considering cremation, Sacramento funeral and cremation cost comparisons demonstrate the value in selecting cremation over a traditional burial and funeral. Sacramento cremations are a fraction of the cost of a traditional funeral and burial, and prepaid plans help you control the costs by locking in today’s rates and selecting exactly what you want.
Pre-Planning Cremations in Sacramento Gives You Full Control
In addition to cost savings, pre-planning your cremation in Sacramento gives you full control over what you want. Do you want a traditional funeral before your cremation? A small memorial service afterward? Do you want your ashes scattered somewhere special in the Sacramento area? Pre-planning your cremation gives you full control over the service and options to ensure that your wishes are honored, and removes the burden of planning from your family during a time of crisis.
Immediate Need Cremation by Caring, Compassionate Sacramento Providers
In addition to pre-planned cremation, Sacramento immediate need cremation is an affordable, environmentally-friendly method of dealing with remains. If your family member has not made provisions for funeral services, planning these services can feel daunting and depressing. Work with a caring, compassionate Sacramento cremation provider to help you arrange all of the details, and give your loved one the final rest that he or she deserves.
When a loved one dies, whether anticipated or not, dealing with emotions and practical final needs can be overwhelming. At a time when families are emotionally vulnerable, they must make significant arrangements. And, unfortunately, those arrangements and decisions can't be put off. Do families always make the best decisions when they are emotional and under time pressure?
Probably not. Sometimes there is no way to avoid planning final needs at the time of death. Most of us, however, have the opportunity to protect our families from this eventuality by advance planning our own final arrangements.
The first step in planning final needs is to make a choice for or against cremation. Sacramento cremation is easily available through cremation-only providers as well as funeral homes, and can be combined with funeral and memorial services.
Cremations in Sacramento are chosen by those who wish:
- Low cost 'burial'. A Sacramento cremation costs substantially less than the cost of a full body burial. Green burial. Many are concerned about their ecological legacy, their final footprint, if you will. In choosing cremation, Sacramento residents avoid the permanent land use necessary with full body burial as well as the perpetual cemetery maintenance.
- Simplicity. Cremations in Sacramento can be arranged with a single visit or phone call to a cremation provider. The cremation provider handles all arrangements from transportation of the deceased to delivery of cremation ashes.
- Flexibility. With a Sacramento cremation, you can choose direct cremation--cremation with no additional services, a funeral and cremation, or cremation with a memorial service. Importantly, cremation offers time flexibility, allowing loved ones to hold services at a time when it is convenient or especially meaningful to gather.
Once the choice is made for or against cremation, arrangements can be made for services.
Trident Society cremation planning services guide California families through planning a cremation and post-cremation scatterings or burials at sea.
Planning a cremation in San Diego is challenging for families who are grieving. It is best to let professional cremation planners handle cremation arrangements. The following cremation services are available to San Diego families.
Planning Cremation Following a Death
Families that have suffered an unexpected loss, or that have not made prior cremation arrangements, need immediate help with cremation planning. Trident Society's cremation planning professionals assist families by quickly and efficiently planning a cremation in the San Diego area. At-need cremation planning services help you:
- Create a detailed cremation plan.
- Obtain a death certificate and fill out required paperwork.
- Manage the cremation process.
- Plan post-cremation scatterings or burials at sea.
Thinking about cremation before it’s necessary is not morbid or cynical. In fact, cremation preplanning offers peace of mind to many families. Individuals who wish to plan their own cremation services, or families that are anticipating a future need, have the option to preplan and prepay for cremation. Planning a future cremation lets you:
- Get control of your end-of-life plan.
- Customize your plan to meet your needs and budget.
- Take advantage of current cremation pricing.
- Relieve your family members of the burden of planning in their time of grief.
Did you know that veterans are eligible for cremation benefits and special honors through the Veterans Administration? All deceased veterans are eligible for:
- Casket burial in any of 65 national cemeteries.
- Interment of cremated remains in any of 21 national cemeteries.
Additionally, families of veterans may be eligible for the following benefits through the Veterans Administration:
- $300 cremation reimbursement
- Presidential Memorial Certificate
- American flag at memorial service
- Free grave markers or headstones
Affordable Cremation Costs
San Diego families overwhelmingly choose cremations over burials for a variety of reasons, including its affordable cost. Compared to burials, California cremations are lower in cost, more environmentally friendly, and highly customizable. The total cost of your cremation includes:
- Expert management of your San Diego cremation.
- Careful handling of remains before and during cremation.
- Return of cremated remains to family members.
- Arrangement of any desired post-cremation services, such as scattering remains in the Memorial Reef.
Considering the logistics involved, planning a cremation with a professional gives you peace of mind during a difficult time. Talk to a cremation expert to plan a San Diego cremation today.