Why Should I Plan Ahead

Pre-planning is a matter of taking the time to think about – and record – your end-of-life desires. It’s a thoughtful gesture to those you love, and a way to let go of anxieties about the future. Once done, you can relax, knowing your plans are in the hands of reliable friends or family.

It’s All About Taking Control

Given time to consider it, you’ll quickly realize that pre-planning is all about ensuring that your wishes are known, so they can be acted upon when the time comes. Making the commitment to planning ahead:

- Is easy. There’s no health questionnaire or physical exam required. Absolutely everyone can make a pre-plan, and there is no waiting for return documents. The plan is completed, and put on file in our office.

- Lets your family clearly know your wishes.

- Relieves your family members of making very personal decisions on your behalf at the time of need.

- Can protect your family from the ravages of inflation. Your expenses can be covered when you need them to be, through a pre-payment plan.


Does Pre-planning Require Pre-payment?

The simple answer is just two letters: No. You can set plan to paper by simply recording your wishes, and leave it for your family to pay for your desired services at the time of your passing.

Or, you can protect you and your family from inflation, by pre-funding your plan. This ensures your expenses will be covered when you need them to be.

When you choose to pre-fund your final arrangements, your money is put in a state-approved trust account or top-rated insurance company until required. After your pre-plan is paid for in full, our price is guaranteed. You will never have to pay more for the items you have already paid for.

Another point we’d like to stress: When you pre-plan with Santa Cruz Memorial, your plan will go where you go. No matter where you reside at the time of your passing, no matter what funeral home you choose to work with, your plan will be transferable to any funeral home in the United States.


Why Pre-Plan with Santa Cruz Memorial?

Our planning program enables individuals to meet with experienced, dedicated counselors to select funeral arrangements and a budget that will ensure the highest level of comfort and affordability, eliminating the pressure, grief and expense of an emergency situation. Our counselors are extremely knowledgeable and open about the methods and techniques that can be selected to create personalized funeral services which reflect individual family values and traditions, and meet complex spiritual, psychological and religious needs.


Ready to get started?

Request a personal appointment with a Santa Cruz Memorial pre-planning advisor. Please contact us by clicking on the link below.

Contact Us for an Appointment

Record your personal information to be kept on file at Santa Cruz Memorial. For assistance in completing this online planning process, please contact us by calling (831) 426-1601.

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