Welcome to Funeral Advocates of AmericaFuneral Advocates of America is a website dedicated to providing resources and assistance with funeral planning. Here at FAA we know how important it is to have the right people in your corner to ensure that the process of laying a loved one to rest doesn’t add to the painful grieving process. We set out to be a helping hand, in making sure families are educated and equipped when it comes to advance planning tools, at-need funeral home referrals and grief support. We work with independent funeral homes nationwide who share our core values of compassionate care, affordable funeral costs and superior customer service in dealing with families during the funeral arrangement process. We humbly thank you for entrusting Funeral Advocates of America and our network of affiliated funeral homes and service providers to serve and assist you and your family with such a delicate matter.
Key Services Offered :
Affiliated Funeral Homes
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Funeral Home Locator
Compare various funeral home prices from the comfort of your home. Just type in your Zip Code and select the funeral homes whose services and prices fit you best.
Funeral Funding Assistance
Whether you need help paying for a loved one’s funeral, or you are a funeral home looking for a financing option, Lending USA can help.
Make Your Medical Wishes Known
Families with a plan cope better in a crisis. Don’t burden your family with difficult, emotional decisions. Tell them what you want. Funeral Advocates of America has aligned with MyDirectives.com to offer you access to their free, award-winning advance care planning platform. Make your medical wishes known TODAY… available 24/7, anywhere in the world!
Our Core Services
Pre-Need Funeral Insurance
Pre-need insurance is used to fund a funeral service agreement between you and a funeral home. You decide every element you want included in your funeral service, which includes everything from the casket to flowers to transportation for the family. The funeral home director totals the costs, and that amount is the basis for your Preneed insurance plan. You can either pay the amount in one installment or through monthly premiums. Upon your death, the funds are used to pay the funeral home for your funeral.
The Importance of Pre-Need Insurance
Over time, inflation will likely cause funeral costs to increase, but a funeral contract combined with a Preneed insurance plan can offset inflation for the items and services you include in your policy. Preplanning also allows you time to understand the process and make clear choices that are right for you. Best of all, prearranging everything with a funeral home makes the entire process easier for your family. Your wishes are spelled out clearly, so it eliminates all the guesswork.
Educating You On Your Options
You can decide if you want an in-ground burial or cremation, select a casket or urn, and even arrange for items incidental to the ceremony. Your wishes are spelled out clearly, so it eliminates all the guesswork. Your family will not need to wonder what kind of service you wanted or whether you desired a burial or cremation. Every detail will be outlined in advance, so they won’t be overwhelmed with choices while grieving.
Question & Answer
Why Should I Plan My Own Funeral Arrangements?
How Much Does a Funeral Cost?
The average funeral costs between $7,000 and $12,000. This includes viewing and burial, basic service fees, transporting remains to a funeral home, a casket, embalming, and other preparation. The average cost of a funeral with cremation is $6,000 to $7,000. These costs do not include a cemetery, monument, marker, or other things like flowers.
- Transportation costs
- Casket or urn
- Cemetery plot, grave marker/monument, vault, and grave opening and closing
- Crematorium or scattering services
- Memorial service and flowers
Who Do I Want to Be in Charge of My Arrangements?
What Do I Want Done with My Remains?
Is there a cemetery that has special meaning to you, or a location where previous family members have been interred?
- Storing them in a meaningful place or in a columbarium
- Scattering them in a place of your choosing
- Burying them
- Other non-traditional options for disposing of your remains (e.g. being planted as a tree)
What Kind of Memorial Service Do I Want?
- A wake: family and friends gather to pay tribute to you and share memories in a family member’s home or a hall.
- Viewing: family and friends come together to view your body.
- Ceremony or funeral: a formal or informal ceremony is held in a place of your choosing (funeral home, church, community hall, outside). This type of service may include prayers, a slideshow, eulogies, music, or a sermon.
Additionally, if you are preplanning a service, you may also want to specify:
- Who will be your pallbearers
- If you want specific people informed of your death and/or funeral service
- Who will deliver eulogies, or facilitate the service
- Where you would like guests to forward their donations