As one of the wide range of services offered by Dil’s Funerals, bereavement support can make a huge difference when someone is suffering from the loss of a loved one, and Dil’s find that after the funeral is when it really hits home.
The lead up to a funeral can be a very busy time, and often it’s only when the service is over and family and friends have returned to normal life, that the loss of a loved one is truly felt. Dil’s bereavement service comes in the form of after funeral care and support and it will help resolve any problems or challenges you face in returning to daily life after the funeral. It’s available to any members of the family who may benefit and is completely optional.
The Dil’s team assist in a variety of ways, such as providing an opportunity to talk to a caring support person about your experiences in a safe and relaxed environment, provide reading material or other resources, or offer referrals to other professionals that can help you. They also work closely with the Grief Centre, a provider of more specialised services such as counselling for loss and grief, support groups and other services.
Another way to alleviate worry at such a stressful time, Dil’s also offer the service of pre-paid funerals in advance, and paying for all or part of a funeral’s expenses in advance is done for a number of reasons. For some it’s simply peace of mind. It’s one less thing for the family to worry about. As well as pre-paying funeral expenses you may also pre-arrange your funeral. By doing this you’re able to plan your funeral in advance and record your instructions. This helps ensure that when the time comes your wishes are known.
Dil’s offer the FDANZ Funeral Trust. This plan is owned by the Funeral Directors' Association of New Zealand (FDANZ). Under the FDANZ Funeral Trust, your money is held in trust until the time of your death. At this time the amount paid into the Funeral Trust plus any interest accrued, less any fees applicable are used to pay your funeral expenses. If the balance is insufficient to pay all funeral expenses then a claim is made against your estate for any outstanding amount. Likewise, any money left over after funeral costs have been met will be returned to your estate.