The US National Center for Health Statistics has released 2016 data that for every 1,000 Americans, there are 8.4 deaths, and this is expected to continue until 2020. For the years 2045 to 2050, the number is expected to rise to 9.7 deaths per 1,000 citizens annually. It may sound morbid, but these figures translate to positive news for the funeral service industry.
Because of the rise in the number of deaths, funeral homes have noted the trends in funeral services that have been happening across the US. A funeral service in Bountiful, for example, offers a combination of traditional and modern services to suit the needs of its clients.
Here are the top trends in funeral services that you should know and can consider in the future.
A study by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has revealed that one of the most important aspects of funeral services for Americans is to celebrate the life of their deceased loved ones through an uplifting service that includes personalized activities, ceremonies, and music. It is called personalized funeral service. Unique tributes, special mementos, videos of the deceased, and other displays of commemoration are done to make the service more personal.
One of the benefits of pre-planning for your funeral service is peace of mind. Knowing that an independent body will take care of your funeral can bring a different level of peace. You’ll know that upon your death, your family doesn’t have to face the difficulty of funeral arrangements.
If you want to take this option, you should be aware that the Federal Trade Commission (or FTC) mandates funeral homes to provide a General Price List (or GPL) to its clients before decisions are made, and contracts are signed.For example, a funeral service in Bountiful should include your rights, required purchases, service fees, cash advances, and discounts in its GPL. This must be done even before services are discussed.
Aside from the increase in the number of deaths, the diversity of people in the US has started different kinds of funeral trends. Thankfully, this gives you more options.