Crescent Tide Cremation is available to assist 24/7 at the time of need regardless of whether there has been preplanning/prepayment. However, there are benefits to having our services arranged in advance including the following:
Peace of Mind
The time of death can be a very stressful time for survivors. Not only is there grieving, but there is often traveling, legal issues, and many decisions that must be made in a short period of time. Pre-planning funeral/cremation arrangements with Crescent Tide is a way to reduce the number of tasks that must be completed by the survivors at the time of death and add peace of mind beforehand. However, whether or not the funeral arrangements are made with a funeral home, it is best to communicate plans and expectations with family members.
Funerals rank as one of the largest purchases consumers make. Therefore it is often helpful to plan ahead financially as well. Funeral and Cremation Providers are not allowed to hold money in advance (this is for the consumers protection). Services are prepaid by setting up an irrevocable trust with a financial institution so that the money is protected in case of a Medicaid spend-down situation. Crescent Tide will assist in setting this up (we work with United Heritage) and Crescent Tide guarantees prices for services to protect against possible price increases.
Click here for a simple one page form to start the process for prepaying for services, or to have us keep your information/plans on file. Feel free to call us with any questions or if you want to make an appointment to meet with us in person to make these plans.