Whenever I hear from family members who write or call to express their thanks and appreciation for the services provided by Mount Sinai, I am reminded of the significance of what we do here every day.
However, as proud as I am of the professionalism of our staff, I recognize that some of the most heartfelt appreciation is relayed when a family learns that their loved one made all of his or her funeral arrangements in advance with a Mount Sinai Funeral Trust.
It’s a scenario I have witnessed numerous times. After a death, the family makes an appointment with one of our Memorial Counselors, fully anticipating that they will be making the arrangements as well as paying for all expenses related to the funeral. As the meeting progresses and the family learns that the deceased had set up a Funeral Trust, they are always surprised, pleased and ultimately relieved, to discover this unexpected “gift” from their loved one.
A Mount Sinai Funeral Trust outlines the details which were arranged ahead of time by the deceased. His or her choices are thoughtfully spelled out so that the family does not have to make the most emotional choices including casket selection, burial attire, Jewish traditions to incorporate and even who should lead the service. Those who set up a funeral trust in advance understand that making these arrangements ahead of time will ultimately provide substantial emotional and financial comfort to their families.
Planning in advance means taking care of your family during a time when they need it most. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about setting up a Mount Sinai Funeral Trust.