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End of life staff create a comfort box to help grieving families

UK end of life staff epitomize the big hearts of death care professionals. Going above and beyond to make an effort to comfort and provide convenience for grieving families. Laurel Lodge provides residential care for up to 32 residents aged…

2020 funeral floral trends

The new year brings new floral arrangements preferences and offerings, death care professionals can expect to see requested. Casket sprays, posies, sheafs, wreaths and cushions continue to be beautiful floral traditions at funeral services, utilizing the classic symbolic florals as…

Palliative care leads to less ICU use by terminal patients

A recent JAMA Network report found that ¨implementation of palliative care at a hospital was associated with a 10% reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) use. Meaning implementation of hospital-based palliative care services may be associated with decreased treatment intensity…

New Jersey signs in laws that will improve palliative care

Tuesday January 21st, Governor Phil Murphy signed two palliative care bills that were passed this past December. The bills will improve access to palliative care and end-of-life care in the state of New Jersey. The bills going into action require…

Will biodegradable urns help the death care industry towards sustainability?

The growing acceptance of cremation and the public awareness about the environment has led to an increase in biodegradable urn offerings. It seems as if every other booth at funeral fairs around the world have a new supply of biodegradable…

How grief therapy dogs can make a difference at your funeral home

Helping people with anxiety, grief, and depression are part of the profession of a funeral director. Some funeral directors however, have found grief therapy dogs to be a great addition to their funeral home in order to support families. The…

Can hospices re-educate the public about their about their services?

Today’s hospices aren’t just places where people go to die and hospices want people to know that. Families fight transfers from hospitals because they are scared that sending a loved one means they are being sent to die. According to…

Changing Irish funeral mentality is leading to growing direct cremation services

While the preference for burials remains in Ireland as a whole, there is a growing trend towards direct cremation services followed with customized wakes.  Cremations only account for 19.61% (2017) of Ireland’s death care industry, but similar to the United…

Neptune society being sued for not upholding prepaid service plan agreements

Neptune Society, one of America’s largest funeral service providers,  is being sued by the California attorney general accusing the company of not having enough reserves in the bank and misleading business practices Neptune Society is accused of pocketing $100 million…

Touching Holiday Gravesite Decor

As we near a time where families around the world gather together, it’s also a time to remember the ones who are no longer able to join in the traditions. To honor their memory many head to the resting places…