Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Contributor Shares Insights on Funerals in the UK during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, we heard from a funeral director in the United Kingdom about how the virus is changing services there, along with his thoughts on the role of those in the funeral profession.

John Oliver discusses death investigations on ‘Last Week Tonight’

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

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.

Bridging the Gap Between Service and Technology: A Millennial’s Appeal

Choosing a funeral home is just one of many decisions to be made when you lose a loved one, but it may prove to be the most important. Industry insider Chris Yurko shares his experience following the recent death of his mother and appeals to funeral homes to utilize technology as a way to enhance the customer experience.

A Positive Spin on Funeral Service: Forward-Thinking Leaders You Should Know About

Every so often, however, a news cycle occurs that puts funeral directors in the spotlight for the right reasons. Over the past few months, we noticed an increase in thought-provoking and balanced articles that study the important qualities one must possess in order to work in funeral service or examine how death care is evolving.

Leader Links: Navigating a New Normal

With COVID-19 dominating our news cycles, changing our daily routines, and heavily impacting the funeral industry, here’s a look at how different industry leaders across the country are handling the pandemic.

A New Leash on Life: How to Add a Therapy Dog to Your Firm

Over the years, the Krause family has offered grief therapy dogs as a unique and special resource for families.

Leader Links: How Our Industry is Handling COVID-19

As we continue to push through the summer months, it appears the pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. Here’s a look at how leaders across the industry are reacting to the latest developments within our industry, including funeral directors, cemeterians, and government agencies.

Leader Links: Emerging into a Post-COVID World

As COVID-19 disrupts all aspects of our lives, here’s a roundup of several different interesting and thought-provoking articles covering different aspects of the pandemic.

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.