Discussing Your Interment Options with Your Family

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Today, many individuals take advantage of funeral pre-planning to design the funeral that they want for themselves and take this burden away from their family. One important aspect of this process is to select a cemetery and review burial options. Keep reading for advice on discussing your interment options with your family.

Ground Burial
Ground burial is a traditional option for interment, in which the casket is buried in the ground in one of the cemetery’s lawns. This option requires a burial vault along with opening and closing of the grave. Also, you may choose to include a memorial tablet. When discussing this option with your family, ask if there is any interest in being buried at the same cemetery, and then factor this into your decision.

Lawn Crypt
A double-depth lawn crypt is another type of ground burial, but it comes with the burial vaults already installed. Again, it requires opening and closing, and a memorial tablet is optional. If your spouse, partner, or other family member is interested in lawn crypt burial, you may want to consider this option when arranging your cemetery services.

Mausoleum Crypt
Mausoleums are above-ground structures built to house bodies of the deceased, and they contain sealed chambers that are typically designed to hold 1 or 2 caskets. In some of our facilities, ample inventory allows for families to purchase adjacent crypt so they can be together. Some of the benefits to mention to your family are that mausoleum crypts are dry and clean and can have comparable costs to ground burial.

Cremation Niche
Lastly, if you are interested in cremation rather than burial, you should consider your cremation niche options with your family. Cremation niches are small compartments designed to hold one or more urns containing cremated remains. Cremation niches can have glass, marble, or bronze fronts, and come in various sizes to meet your family needs.

At our cemetery in the Los Angeles area, Inglewood Park Cemetery offers a broad range of gravestone and cemetery memorial services. For more information, please call (310) 412-6500.

Finding Hope for Complicated Grief

Following the loss of a loved one, grief can linger long after the cemetery service is complete. If you’re struggling to cope with a loss, watch this video to learn about finding hope when you’re suffering from complicated grief.

A person who has complicated grief experiences intense longing and sadness, preoccupying thoughts and memories about the person who died, and difficulty functioning in everyday life. In a new study, it was found that reliving the moment when the person learned of the death may reduce complicated grief symptoms.

The compassionate and experienced staff at Inglewood Park Cemetery can help you through the cemetery and memorialization planning process. To reach our cemetery serving the Los Angeles area, please call (310) 412-6500.

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.

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