Sunday, May 19, 2024

Can a Video Game Help Those Who Are Grieving?

Certain games have even become a medium for players to engage with painful emotions, as some have plot points related to grief and loss that are incorporated throughout.

‘Tell Me How to Grieve’: Thoughts on Leaning on Ceremony After a Death During...

Without a funeral, what are the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost or will lose a loved one during the pandemic, regardless of cause of death, supposed to do?

What Are Death Doulas?

With millennials becoming more involved in funeral planning and shaping the current trends for end-of-life care, there has been an influx of new services, along with a different approach to the idea of death.

Exploring the Natural Complications of the ‘WHYs’ of Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...

Pet Loss and COVID: How to Help Families During the Pandemic

While the world is full of “can’ts” right now, there are so many things loving pet parents and pet care professionals CAN be doing. Whether the timing is an end-of-life walk or the death is happening right now, pet parents still desire the experience of knowing they could still have a meaningful end in the loss of a precious and loved pet.

Pet Loss Ideas Every Funeral Home Can Use

You may already be assisting clients with the loss of their beloved family pet or may still be contemplating what it would look like to add these services to your existing offerings.

Fur-ever Friends: Pet Loss Tips Every Firm Can Use

When a pet dies, it can feel similar to losing a family member. As families grapple with the loss of their beloved pet, they also are unsure how to move forward, wondering what, if anything, they should do to honor their pet’s life.

How to Use Personalized Products to Enhance Your Funeral Aftercare Program

Many funeral homes are feeling the pinch of staff shortages following the pandemic. This makes prioritizing to-do lists while maintaining excellent service to families more important than ever.

Prolonged Grief Disorder Added to the DSM-5: Here’s What You Need to Know

As of March 2022, the revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) features the notable (and somewhat controversial) inclusion of what the medical community has termed prolonged grief disorder (PGD).

Referrals Require Relationships: Here Are Digital Tools to Build Them

In the unique business world that funeral directors inhabit, word of mouth is one of the most powerful ways to generate referrals and find new business.