Tips for Preparing Children to Visit a Cemetery

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Parents are often concerned about introducing children to the concept of death and bringing them to funerals and cemetery services. If you’re planning to take your child to a cemetery, then continue reading for tips on preparing him or her for the visit.

Answer Questions Honestly
If your child hasn’t lost a family member or pet in the past, then this cemetery visit may be his introduction to death and leave him with many questions. While you may be tempted to sugarcoat your answers or change the topic, helping your child to develop a healthy understanding of death now may benefit him in the future. Answer his questions honestly and in an age-appropriate way to ready him for the cemetery visit.

Provide Visit Details
Often, anxiety stems from the unknown, and this goes for children as well. If you’re worried that your child is nervous about the cemetery visit, then provide him with plenty of details. Let him know who else will be there, what will happen during the visit, and what day and time you plan to go. Also, informing your child of the reasons for going, instead of just telling him that you will be visiting a cemetery together, may ease his fears. You can explain that the outing will allow you both to say goodbye to, express grief for, and show your love of the deceased.

Plan 2 Trips
If you’re visiting a cemetery for a funeral service and you want to prepare your child for the experience, then consider planning an additional trip before the ceremony. By going together with just your immediate family, you can give your child a chance to see and experience the cemetery without the added stress of wearing formal clothing and meeting new people. Then, let him know that your next visit will be a coming together of friends and family to say goodbye to a loved one who has passed on.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery we offer cemetery, cremation, and memorialization services. To learn more about our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area, please give us a call at (310) 412-6500.

Protect Your Family Financially with Pre-Planning

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Arranging your funeral and cemetery services in advance offers many benefits. For example, you gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your funeral and burial will be conducted according to your wishes. Also, you can save your family from the stress of making all the necessary decisions while they are grieving your loss. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, funeral pre-planning can offer financial protection for your family.

Funeral pre-planning protects your family financially in 2 ways. First, you can pay for the arrangement yourself so that your surviving family isn’t left with funeral expenses after your passing. Second, pre-need planning allows you to lock in today’s rates for cemetery space and services, which may go up over the time between now and the actual time of need.

If you’re in the process of funeral pre-planning in the Los Angeles area, then please contact Inglewood Park Cemetery at (310) 412-6500 to learn about our affordable pricing.

Answers to Your Questions About Pre-Need Planning

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Purchasing interment rights in burial space at a cemetery before you and your loved ones need it can save your family from stress and financial hardship at an extremely difficult time. Could pre-need planning be the right choice for your family? Here are the answers to some of the questions you are likely to have.

What happens to my interment rights contract if I pass away before I finish paying for it?
You can protect your family from any disruption caused by this scenario by adding a Family Protection Plan to your purchase. The Family Protection Plan comes at no additional charge and is available to purchasers under the age of 65 when they buy interment rights at Inglewood Park Cemetery. If you have children between six months of age and 17, there is a separate plan available for them. We will walk you through your options to ensure that your family is protected even if you pass away before finishing your payments. If you pass away before your interment space is actually developed, another space in a finished part of the cemetery will be made available.

How do I pay for my cemetery property?
You will need to put 10% of the purchase price down and then begin monthly payments. Monthly payments can be stretched out over multiple years, with up to two years interest-free when you choose ACH payments. Keep in mind that Inglewood Park Cemetery does not offer funeral pre-planning services as part of our pre-need options and your payments cover only the interment rights in the burial space(s) you choose, and any commodities and services you select in conjunction with your burial rights.

Do I need a concrete vault?
Concrete vaults are needed to protect the casket or urn from water and the weight of the soil, which prevents the property from sinking. For ground burial, you will need a concrete vault unless you purchase a lawn crypt, which is a grave that already has vaults in place. We can help you select the right options for your needs.

Let Inglewood Park Cemetery walk you through the process of pre-purchasing interment rights for yourself and your family. We’re here to help today. Simply call (310) 412-6500 to reach our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area today.

Our Commitment to Cemetery Maintenance

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At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we know how important it is to family members that we keep our cemetery in top condition so that it looks peaceful and cared for at all times. We take that commitment to cemetery maintenance seriously so that families always see that their loved one’s final resting place is in good condition when they make a graveside visit.

As part of our extensive maintenance routine, we remove and dispose of dead flowers, litter, and pots on an ongoing basis and keep all pathways clean and free of debris. We perform regular landscaping and make any necessary repairs to cemetery structures as they occur. We repair grave markers, burial vaults, and monuments when damage occurs and keep all bodies of water on the property clean and clear. You can review our Maintenance Standards online.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we provide comprehensive cemetery services for families in the Los Angeles area, including cremation and graveside memorials and family monuments. You can learn more about our interment spaces and all of our services by calling (310) 412-6500.

Coping after the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is an overwhelming experience, and coping with the loss is not something that happens overnight. After you leave the cemetery when the memorials are over, then the real process of coping with grief begins.

This video offers a roadmap for coping with the loss of a loved one. Don’t pressure yourself to see grieving as a job you need to complete. It’s a lifelong process that is different for everyone. Allow yourself the time you need to adjust to your loss and the freedom to deal with your grief in the way that is right for you.

At Inglewood Park Cemetery, we’re committed to helping families across the Los Angeles area say goodbye to their loved ones through cremation services, gravestone memorials, and other cemetery planning needs. Contact us at (310) 412-6500 to find out how we can help your family when you need our services.

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