What matters most when it is time to commemorate a loved one? Care. Personal attention to your family’s needs and traditions. Confidence that your arrangements will be conducted with the utmost consideration for dignity and detail. An assurance and a comfort, which extends through all of the many beautiful and dignified choices available to you.
Many families today are choosing cremation. Since so many services are available to enhance and illuminate the cremation process, it is a complete, considerate way to honor a loved one, and to bid farewell. Families are often surprised to discover that cremation offers so many commemorative choices. A memorial service can be held, and so can a funeral. Following another tradition, cremated remains can be retained. Beautifully crafted urns and other types of containers allow families to honor and remember their loved one in personal, individual ways. Discover the many beautiful and touching ways to honor a loved one in the cremation process. We will be happy to discuss them with you.
People often ask the question “Why would I pre-plan my funeral?”. Others avoid the topic altogether. Speaking of death is difficult for many, yet this discussion can be helpful for the surviving family and friends. Thorough and careful pre-planning can ease the burden at a most difficult time. Funeral and burial arrangements are an important consideration and should be discussed openly and frankly. Several specific reasons for pre-planning are:
•Careful counseling with our staff at John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Inc. can avoid unwise planning or emotional overspending involving the financing of a funeral in advance of death.
•People like the assurance that their wishes, beliefs and standards are met for their funeral.
•Assists the survivors by arranging the details as well as funeral and burial cost guidelines.
Medicaid/SSI Trust Accounts
Much confusion surrounds the Burial Trusts which are set up when a loved one enters a nursing home. An irrevocable burial trust may be set up prior to the County exhausting personal funds. This trust may cover all funeral related expenses. Although these funds are irrevocable, they are portable from Funeral Home to Funeral Home. Call us to help you plan correctly, we work closely with Medicaid to ensure your application meets their requirements. (New York State law mandates that all contracts for pre-funded funerals executed by applicants or recipients of Medicaid be irrevocable.)
Honoring a life lived after disposition helps create a sense of closure for family and friends. Memorial Services can be arranged at both our locations, a private residence or place of worship. At our Hamburg Chapel location, we are proud to offer our picturesque landscape for outdoor memorials.
Your life insurance is a personal and private issue that can be quite confusing at times. We at John J. Kaczor Funeral Home, Inc. understand the intricacies of these delicate issues and will assist you in the processing of life insurance claims.
Our knowledgeable staff can suggest bereavement services and grief counseling that may be comforting. Please don’t hesitate to ask about services available to you in your community. We consider it a privilege to serve you and your family.