Pre-Planning

On a daily basis the staff of Chapman, Cole & Gleason is meeting with families to help preplan a funeral for a loved one. The scenarios are often different; a parent preplanning for themselves, an adult child preplanning for an elderly or sick parent, or an adult child starting the Medicaid Spend down process.

Preplanning is a smart investment of time that will encourage healthy decisions before a death occurs. Preplanning does not mean you have to make a financial obligation. However, it will give you the knowledge of today's cost, how you can save money by guaranteeing prices, and provide information on different funding vehicles such as outside insurance policies or an irrevocable trust.

To discuss pre-planning arrangements, including costs and legal details, please complete the inquiry form on this page, or contact a CCG location directly.  There are no obligations; our goal is simply to provide you with detailed, accurate information so that you and your family can make informed planning decisions.

Medicaid Spend Down

Medicaid Spend Down

Faced with a deadline to qualify a loved one for Medicaid? Chapman, Cole & Gleason has expertise in establishing irrevocable funeral trusts. Our funeral directors understand that time is of the essence with a Medicaid Spend Down, because if you don't have your application in on time, it could mean paying a lot more health care bills than necessary. Learn More.

Services

Services

Exactly what services can be pre-planned? Full funeral and burial services. Cremation, if you prefer. Benefits counseling, from insurance and Social Security to Veterans benefits and estate planning. And even complete funeral arrangements and transportation to or from the Boston area, as needed. Just ask. Learn More.

Guaranteed Pricing

Guaranteed Pricing

When you have us pre-plan funeral services for you or a loved one, and pay in advance, the quoted cost of the services and items we provide directly will never go up – guaranteed. Not next year, not 10 years from now. What you pay now is the absolute price. The only costs that may change are external, such as newspaper notices, crematorium fees, flowers, and other costs we cannot control. Learn More.

Common Questions

Common Questions

Planning a funeral is never easy, but it’s even more of a challenge when you have just lost a beloved family member. That’s the primary reason many people use our Pre-Planning Service -- to lift many of the responsibilities involved from off the shoulders of those you love most. Want more detailed answers to Frequently-Asked Questions? Learn More.

Pre-Planning Fundamentals

Pre-Planning Fundamentals

Making your funeral and cemetery arrangements in advance is easy with our step-by-step process, and helpful to family members. And with a free “Record Guide” offered by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes, there is no reason to not start thinking ahead now. Learn More.