As millennials age, they are engaging more with the funeral process, whether as a secondary decision-maker for extended family, or even navigating the death of a parent.
When trying to identify a person in need of comfort or support, you can rely on these visual cues to help you discern how best to help the person through their grief. When speaking to someone over the phone, however, your capacity for compassion is blindfolded, forcing you to rely on subtle clues to determine the emotional state of the person on the other line.
Starting today, April 12, FEMA is now accepting applications for financial assistance related to funerals, cremations, and interments for those who died from COVID-19.
With over 40 years of consolidation, many independent funeral businesses find themselves with a collection of brand names. Certainly, when making an acquisition, the inclination is to keep the acquired firm’s name — after all they were a successful business, and you paid a lot for it, so why make a change that could undermine the firm’s reputation in the community?
The introduction and growing popularity of e-commerce cremation arrangements have raised the question and discussion of cannibalization within the funeral profession. Many are wondering: “Will families that would have paid the funeral home’s traditional pricing for cremation opt instead for their online offering?”
While funeral services have been preparing for the long life expectancy of the huge baby boomer generation, we may not have been preparing for the possibility of more deaths from younger generations occurring shortly after or even during many projected boomer deaths.
An Austin startup company that turns ashes into diamonds has raised $1.2 million in its first round of funding.
Jimmy Altmeyer Jr. is the president of Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, which now operates more than 40 funeral and cremation businesses across the East Coast.
When my brother-in-law passed away two years ago, so many people wanted to help us, but we didn’t know where to start or what we needed. Our funeral director proved to be invaluable because he gave us ideas about what to ask for during the process.
Consumers rely on websites and apps for almost everything these days, so why would we expect anything different in the deathcare industry?