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10 Children books death care professionals should have on hand

Whether you see a heartbroken child or have a parent tell you about their struggle to explain the loss to their young ones, having literature that can help on hand, is a beautiful way to assist your patrons in need.…

How the pet loss industry has become worth billions

There are more than 455 million cats and dogs owned as pets worldwide, and as more companions enter into the lives of humans so do they, with time, exit. Pet loss is a growing segment in the death care industry…

Why the growing cremation sector is bound to make an impact on your business

In the 1960’s only 3.6% of Americans were cremated. Fast forward to 2015 and for the first time in US history cremations exceeded burials with a staggering 47.9% compared to 42.5% burials.  According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)…

What the death care industry should know about price comparison sites

By 2021 more than 2.1  billion people are expected to shop online around the world. As a result price comparison sites will continue to pop up. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) estimates 85% of all UK internet users…

Regulators take next step in country wide acceptance of water cremation in Canada

In Ontario, Canada water cremation (Alkaline Hydrolysis) has been under review after regulators froze the license of a funeral home in Newcastle with a  low-temperature water aquamation machine. The Canadian regulatory institution Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) wanted additional evidence…

Only 2% of the Indian population have access to palliative care

With only a small fraction of patients being treated, local Indian health organizations decided to team up to help inform the local palliative patients, their families, and health care professionals about the benefits of palliative care. Celebrating World Hospice and…

Funding shortages in the UK are forcing hospices to close

Hospices, largely funded by charities, are foreclosing and more will follow if no measures will be taken. Staff Shortages The Observer revealed that UK’s National Health Services is battling staff and funding shortages. Currently 3,500 hospice care professionals are needed…

Why Funeral Homes should embrace Dia De Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos is an important cultural holiday the death care industry should embrace and educate their local communities about. With rich origins dating back to the Aztecs, it’s a significant cultural movement that encourages the living to remember…

Top 2019 startups trying to create more price transparency in the death care industry

When today’s digital customers reach first for their keyboards before making a selection, it is surprising that there are still possibilities for some businesses to operate under the radar. According to an FCA report, only 25% of the 20,000 funeral…

Portugal’s fifth crematory to be opened in September 2020

In southern Europe, cremations are slowly gaining favor . Traditionally countries, with strong Catholic or Orthodox backgrounds, like Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal have buried the  deceased. However, times are changing with Greece recently opening its first crematorium and Portugal…