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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…

Krueger family funeral home connects to the local community by sponsoring life saving initiatives

In Tomahawk, Winsconson, United States funeral director Karen Gauerke of the Krueger Family Funeral Home helps to save lives in the local community. The funeral home has a history of helping the community. Karen’s grandfather who started the funeral home…

China’s one child only policy ́s effect on the death care industry

Aging populations will be changing death care landscapes worldwide. How does a population of over 1.3 billion cope with these changes? From a developing to a developed country  In the last 30 years the economy of China has taken flight.…

Can the soothing and comforting familiarity of water cremation bring a new end of life body disposal option to the public?

Alkaline hydrolysis, water cremation, bio cremation, resomation, green cremation, flameless cremation, or aquamation. It all refers to an alternative water based and Eco-friendly cremation option for consumers. A third option While they are standard and accepted options today, cremation by…