Many people choose to make memorialization arrangements for themselves in advance. Pre-planning allows you to determine how your final arrangements will be carried out, thus reducing family concerns down the road. When you Pre-plan, you have as much time as you need to make well-informed decisions, and to talk about these decisions with your family. In addition, pre-planning can offer valuable financial benefits, such as freezing future costs at today's prices.

Resthaven offers a variety of plans which help people choose to make memorialization arrangements for themselves in advance, regardless of their economic means. Some examples of the programs and benefits at Resthaven include:

  • Freezing the future costs of products and services at today's prices

  • Making educated decisions with an objective state of mind; instead of sudden, rushed decisions, during a time of emotional duress

  • Free spaces* in our Veteran Gardens if you are an honorably discharged veteran, with adjoining lots available for purchase for family members. This program is available on a pre-need basis only.

  • Free children and grandchildren protection until married or age 21.

  • Free accidental death protection while making installment payments.

  • Flexible payment options, with terms up to 60 months, and interest free plans available

  • Preneed discounts that could save your family thousands of dollars.

  • Cremation, Burial, and Mausoleum choices available.

  • Complete protection for the entire family from unexpected burial or cremation expences through Resthaven's Family Protection Plan, with terms up to 10 years, and interest free plans available.

  • Basic protection from unexpected funeral expenses through final expense policies starting at less then $40.00** per month, through Resthaven's Value Plan ®Funeral Expense Protection

 (*$223.00 per space for endowment care is required by Maryland Law)

 (**No one is turned away for any age and "no health question" plans are required)

To request more information regarding pre-planning or to begin the pre-planning process, please call us at 301-898-7177 or complete our easy on line Pre-planning Form.

You may also stop by our facilities anytime to speak with someone in person. Together, we can determine your specific needs, discuss your service and funding options, and handle the necessary details.

Benefits of Pre-planning

Making memorialization arrangements in advance can offer you and your family a number of benefits:

Emotional Benefits:

More Time to Consider Your Options – You and your family will have time to research your options and make well-informed decisions, without feeling rushed.

A Sense of Accomplishment – You’ll feel good knowing that these arrangements have been taken care of.

Fewer Family Concerns - Your surviving family members will have less to worry about in the event of your death.

Financial Benefits:

The Option to Prepay – When you prepay, you lock in today’s prices. A member of our staff will explain each payment method and investment option available, and will help you make a decision that best suits you and your family.

Your Family Keeps More – When you prepay for your memorialization arrangements, your estate will incur fewer expenses at the time of your death. More of your assets and life insurance proceeds will go directly to your family.

Save the Amount You Need – Once you gain an understanding of all the costs involved, you can earmark a portion of your savings to cover those costs.