Why Plan Ahead

Why Plan Ahead

There’s a lot that goes into planning a funeral, but making those arrangements beforehand gives you time to consider all of your options and make sure that you’re covering all of the necessary details. Still feeling unsure? Here are some of the most important reasons why planning ahead may be the best option.

Remove the Burden from Family Members

Preplanning spares your family members from facing decisions that can be so difficult at a time of loss. Preplanning relieves your family of that burden and gives them more time and energy to focus on healing and remembrance.

Your Personal Wishes will be Fulfilled

Planning ahead assures your family members that they have acted in accordance with your wishes and that your arrangements reflect your desires.

Guarantee Against Inflation When Prepaid

If prepaid, goods and services are guaranteed at today’s prices, even if the death occurs decades in the future. We deposit all prepayments into a trust fund where it remains until needed. Prepaying provides peace of mind for your family, who won’t have to figure out your funeral expenses when the time comes.

Help Qualify for Government Assistance for Long-term Care Circumstances

Prepaying a funeral may help you qualify for government assistance, such as Medicaid, in a situation of long-term nursing home care.

Peace of Mind

You can ensure that the decisions you make are satisfying to everyone involved

What If I Move?

We keep a record of your preplanned arrangements and any prepayments, and they’re easily transferable to any funeral home in the United States.

Where Do I Start?

First, check out our preplanning checklist to help you consider all your possibilities. Then you can preplan online using our form to create your personalized arrangements or you can schedule a time to meet with our staff to discuss your options and make a plan.

All of our preplanning is done by Licensed Funeral Directors.

Call us toll free at (800) 608-3533


Mealey Funeral Home - Limestone Road
Phone: (302) 654-3005
2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

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Phone: (302) 652-5913
703 North Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19808

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