Monday, December 9, 2019

Therapy Dogs Helping Grieving Families

While we’ve all known for a while that dogs are man and woman’s best friend, therapy dogs are being used more and more in different industries to help the humans around them, and many leaders in the funeral profession are right on trend.

Not Your Average Funeral Director: Meet Clay Roberson

By Leader Editor Kara Apel Editor’s note: When you grow up in a family-owned business, it can seem like...

Modern Ideas for Aftercare

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.

‘Funeral Cribs’ Series Spotlights Firms With Modern Twist

The series, published on both Facebook and YouTube, highlights funeral homes across the country whose owners take interesting or innovative approaches to their businesses.

Facebook Updates Aim to Help Users Through Grieving Process

Millions of people turn to Facebook during their most joyous moments – and their most painful. Facebook has added updates to its platform in hopes of offering more support to family members and friends as they grieve the death of a loved one.

A Positive Spin on Funeral Service: 4 Firms You Need to Read About

In an effort to highlight the positive work of funeral directors and help tip the scales in the right direction, here is a roundup of funeral professionals who made headlines this month for good reasons.

‘American Funeral Director’ Publishes List of Top Innovators for Deathcare Industry

The innovators represent different facets of thought leadership, including experts in software engineering, communication, and marketing – just to name a few.

John Oliver discusses death investigations on ‘Last Week Tonight’

In the segment, John Oliver discusses the potential for conflicts of interest in the industry.

Top 3 Ways for Funeral Professionals to Manage Compassion Fatigue

As a funeral director, you are mired in grief. You listen to other people’s stories day after day and may unwittingly take on that pain and suffering.

Funeral Home Uses Facebook to Rally Support for Man Mourning Wife Killed in Mass...

An El Paso funeral home sparked an outpouring of love and support from around the world after sharing a photo of a man grieving the loss of his wife, who was killed in the mass shooting earlier this month.