Prepaying for funerals and pre-arranging funerals are not necessarily one and the same thing. To prepay for a funeral is generally to take out a funeral plan, making monthly contributions, so that when the time comes, your family and friends are spared the financial burden of paying for your funeral. With a prepaid funeral, you might not necessarily have made any plans beyond the actual cost, with the details of the service and burial or cremation being made at a later stage or by your family when the need to make such decisions actually arrives.
Recent research affirms that between 56% and 70% of deaths in Australia today involve cremation. Cremation is a process that reduces the deceased's body to bone fragments. Certain machinery options are then used to reduce the bone fragments into ashes or cremated remains. Having a professional cremation service won't just fulfil the deceased's wishes, but it will also make your work easier in many ways. Cremation has different service options for families depending on the wishes and needs of the deceased or their family members.