What Do You Do When You Can’t Afford the Cost of a Lavish Service?
Call Legacy Cremation Services, serving Akron, OH.
As soon as our cremation consultants hear from you, and we are sure that we completely understand your requirements, we will start working on every detail. Ask us about pre- and post-cremation viewings, different kinds of services, options regarding final resting places, paperwork, and all the benefits of purchasing a cremation package.
Losing a loved one is inevitable, and Legacy understands how devastating that can be. If you’re responsible for making the final arrangements, that can feel overwhelming. That is why your first call should be to Legacy – the premiere cremation provider assisting families in your area – where our professional cremation staff is available around the clock to help you through every decision.
Our primary goal: significantly decrease costs while honoring your loved one
in a dignified, meaningful way.
Some financial details. A funeral can easily cost $10,000 or more, while a cremation service can save the family up to $7,000, especially when you eliminate the cost of a casket. Doesn’t it make sense to keep cremation costs low and use that money for the children and grandchildren? And doesn’t it make sense to let your family start the grieving process without incurring additional financial strain?
Direct cremation: the popular and economical option. This is one of the most economical options available at Legacy. With direct cremation, a Legacy cremation counselor will arrange to transport the body directly from the location of death to the crematorium. An alternative container, made from combustible materials, is usually used. This will work for you if your beliefs do not require embalming or visitation prior to cremation.
The cremation process does not eliminate the possibility of a service. Legacy can help you arrange a meaningful memorial service AFTER the cremation. There are lots of unique options that will honor your religious beliefs, as well as your financial needs. A service does not have to consist of a traditional church ceremony. It can be held at a community center or private club, or even at home if you have the room. A Legacy cremation consultant will work with you to come up with the perfectly suitable and affordable option.
You can still purchase a casket and save. Generally, a casket is not needed if cremation is your choice for your loved one. However, there may be instances when it is desirable to have one. For example, if you are planning a funeral service, especially at a church, a coffin gives guests something concrete to look at. A casket may also add a sense of dignity to the proceedings, but it is entirely your choice. If you do want to buy a casket, a lower cost combustible alternative made from simple wood or sturdy cardboard can be used, instead of something ornate and costly.
Or you can rent a casket through Legacy!
They are visually appealing, and lend a certain dignity to the proceedings, but still cost much less.
Alternative cremation containers are also an option. You can purchase an urn with a solid lid from specialty urn companies, or you may choose a simple vase instead. A simple cardboard or plastic box may also suit your needs, especially if you plan to scatter the cremated remains (cremains). All of these cremation options are available by talking with a Legacy cremation counselor.
The best alternative may not include a service at all. Your family can save quite a bit of money by scattering your loved one’s cremains at a favorite location, for example a field, a mountain top, a river, or a lake. Every time you visit that location, you will feel their presence. A Legacy cremation Director can help arrange any of these options, as well as a scattering of ashes in the ocean.
And, we can help you get benefits.
- For veterans. If your loved one is a veteran, Legacy can help you make the special arrangements to which you or your loved one are entitled. Our knowledgeable cremation staff is equipped to answer all the pertinent questions such as:
- Who is eligible?
- How do I apply?
- How does reimbursement of expenses work?
- How do I get a burial flag?
- Are we eligible for a Presidential Memorial Certificate?
- Social Security: A deceased worker must have credit for work covered by Social Security, ranging from 1 1/2 to 10 years depending on his or her age at death. Benefits may be available for:
- A widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled), or at any age if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled.
- A divorced widow or widower age 60 or older (50 if disabled) if the marriage lasted 10 years, or if caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled.
- Unmarried children up to 18 (19 if they are attending a primary or secondary school full lime).
- Children who were disabled before reaching 22, as long as they remained disabled.
- Dependent parent or parents 62 or older.
Many people prefer to keep things simple and economical
for their families when they pass on.
Call Legacy Cremation Services, serving Akron, OH.
We’ll talk you through it.