Problem – Do you have a preference for the type of funeral service you would like? Have you thought about what you would like to have happen with your mortal remains? Do your loved ones know your wishes? Do you have a prepaid funeral or funeral insurance?
Research / Statistics
There is a vast range of research available online suggesting that when loved ones make funeral arrangements they are in a ‘handicapped’ position due to emotional trauma, guilt, dependency and suggestibility, ignorance and time related pressure. This means that instead of focusing on their grief, they are being asked to make significant decisions about your final farewell which they may later regret. Recording wishes puts the user in control, helps save money and spares loved ones of unnecessary stress. TellThem4Me® survey results indicated:
- 57% of respondents have funeral wishes but only
- 38% of those respondents have shared their funeral wishes with their loved ones
TellThem4Me® Solution – This section allows users to record their wishes for the type of funeral they would prefer, details about the service and the finer details asked of loved ones when arranging a funeral. The main aim is to have users initiate difficult conversations with their loved ones so that their wishes are known thus reducing stress during an already difficult time. You cannot necessarily control the circumstances of your death, but you can control what happens afterwards.