Many families are no longer accepting the high costs associated with funerals, and are looking for ways to save.
Valley Cottage, New York (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
The massive shift towards cremation has caught many in the funeral industry off-guard. “Many families are no longer accepting the high costs associated with funerals, and are looking for ways to save,” said Nicholas Ille, founder of the DFS Memorials network. “Choosing to have a simple cremation service is a personal choice that everyone should be able to make.”
The idea of helping people save money on arranging a cremation or burial, and ensuring that people are dealing with a local, family-owned funeral home, is what lay behind the inception of the DFS Memorials network by the team who run US Funerals Online. Members of the DFS Memorials network are all licensed, independent funeral homes or cremation companies, who can deliver a complete direct cremation for between the price of $495 and $1,395. They are situated within their local community, and they understand the need for simplicity and dignity at an affordable cost.
“Our aim is to help connect people with what they want,” adds Nicholas, “these days too many people are suffering under the burden of our struggling economy, and a death can push them to the brink of crisis. In addition, the baby boomer generation is driving a trend of opting for simple, low cost, no fuss end-of-life options. Many funeral businesses are still in denial, but the reality is that people just do not want to spend unnecessarily on funeral expenses anymore. If a family is in immediate need for a low cost cremation in an area where there is not yet a DFS Memorials provider in place, we will help locate a provider for the family.”
DFS Memorials is adding new low cost cremation providers to the network every day, with the aim to cover the majority of the US by early 2013. By networking with many health, hospice and senior care organizations, DFS Memorials is raising awareness of the low cost options available locally. Presently the network mainly fulfills the demand for at need cremation and funeral services, but the next step is the launch of a pre-need free pre-registration scheme. This means that anyone pre-registering with DFS Memorials will have immediate access to a DFS Memorials provider anywhere in the United States at the time of death for the DFS Memorials price promise of $495 - $1,395.
David Estephan, owner of Cedar Hill Mortuary in Los Angeles, one of the first funeral homes to join the DFS Memorials network, said “It has been a great partnership enabling us to communicate our best value service offer to our community, and helping us to connect with families that need a more affordable funeral option. About 30 percent of our cases are now families who found us through DFS Memorials.”