Cremation is chosen for end-of-life care almost 50% of time, and the choice of cremation is on the rise. Why is cremation increasingly popular for end of life needs?
The cost of cremation is a fraction of the cost of burial. The cost of burial includes the price of a casket, burial vault, cemetery plot, grave marker, and burial service. With affordable cremation, all those costs may be avoided. Even when families choose cremation burial or cremation urn placement in a columbarium, the cost of interment is substantially lower with the lesser real estate and lack of burial vault.
Cremation costs are further reduced when direct cremation is chosen, cremation without other services, eliminating the cost of a funeral.
The choice of cremation allows flexibility in funeral and memorial services. Families may choose funeral rites prior to cremation, a memorial service following cremation, a cremation service at the time of cremation, or direct cremation with no formal service at all. Cremation also allows scheduling of services at a time that works best for the family, even weeks following death when family gathers across long distances.
Following cremation, families choose to scatter cremation ashes, retain cremated remains in a cremation urn, or select a spot for permanent interment. Permanent cremation memorials include deployment to the Neptune Memorial Reef™, columbarium interment, cremation burial, and inclusion in a memorial garden or memorial bench.
For those concerned about their final footprint, cremation is an environmentally friendly end-of-life choice. Cremation avoids embalming chemicals, and limits the use of financial and land resources.
Cremation can be arranged with a single phone call. Neptune Society offers a home visit to discuss cremation options at your convenience.
At the time of death, just one call to Neptune Society takes care of final needs, from death paperwork to cremation.
If you have choosen cremation, Neptune Society offers affordable pre paid cremation plans that allow you to take control of your final wishes and remove the burden from your family members at a time of great stress.
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