Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Funeral Directors in Some States Still Advocating for Vaccine Access

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.

Free Webinar: The Powerful New Grief Resource Every Family Needs

Marilyn Jones Gould will be leading a free webinar hosted by Tribute Technology available to all deathcare professionals on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. ET.

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.

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.

Tips for COVID Stress Reduction: Preparation, Mental Health, and Self Care

Bereavement professionals such as funeral directors, embalmers, cemetery workers, crematorium operators, and their support staff may regularly engage with diverse, potentially psychologically traumatic events.

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.
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Acknowledging The Potential for Holiday Blues: Practical Tips to Survive and Thrive

By Leader Contributor Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. As we head into the holiday season of 2021, we are faced...

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.

5 Ways to Stop Obsessing That Someone Might Die

Editor’s note: Navigating through these unprecedented times has been hard for everyone. Death seems to be everywhere we look these days, making...

Funeral Directors Nationwide Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Surge

It’s our duty at The Funeral Leader to bring our followers the latest industry news and events. COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, and many professionals in our industry are feeling overwhelmed. Here’s a round-up of recent articles depicting what’s happening across the country.