There is no better time to make tasks easier for a family than when they are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are a few examples of websites and apps that your staff can share with the families you serve.
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.
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.
I recently got a Facebook message from my deceased father. You read that right ... my deceased father. His Facebook account had been hacked seven years after he passed. Not only was this jarring to see so long after he had died, but it was also avoidable.
By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. I often say that when words are inadequate, have a ceremony. However,...
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.
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?
Although we’re starting to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — and many of us have received vaccines — many deathcare professionals are still feeling the strain from the recent spike in deaths. Here are a few industry-related stories to keep you up to date.
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.
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).
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