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New research shows only 30 out of 198 countries have sufficient palliative care accessible

 A new international study led by the University of Glasgow has confirmed that only 14% of people worldwide have access to palliative care. The research confirms what palliative care professionals have been saying for years, that end of life care…

New tradition emerges in Holland honoring WWII Veterans on Christmas Eve
What started at a local cemetery in the small town of Holten, the Netherlands, has grown to become a yearly tradition that is quickly spreading throughout the Netherlands to honor those who liberated the country in World War II. 75…
Colorado is planning on becoming the second state to legalize recomposition

Following Washington State which legalized natural organic reduction or the contained accelerated conversion of human remains to soil this past May, Colorado represenatives want to bring what is commonly called recomposition to the state.  A representative with a mission Representative…

US States taking action to improve palliative and end of life care

Recently New Jersey passed two bills to improve access to palliative and end-of-life care. The bills will support patients and professionals with more information, trained personnel and improved screening to make sure the right care is provided. What do the…

Canadian funeral director fights for new legislation around uncollected remains

How to manage uncollected remains is a standard funeral home and crematorium conversation topic. Everyone wants to do right by the departed and their families, but what is the right thing to do? Some countries allow for a mass plot…

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…

New death care company directory
To stimulate innovation, connections and international trade, Death Care Industry has launched a B2B directory for the death care industry. The directory is a platform where death care companies are listed from all segments of the industry. Find any kind…
Netflix’s Queer Eye highlights palliative caregivers’ struggle for work-life balance

Last year Netflix rebooted Queer Eye, the hugly successful show from the early 2000´s. Bringing in fresh faces to host this feel good show focused on highlighting inner beauty and self love. The show’s premise remained the same, following the…

Updates on new Recompose facility
The first human recomposition facility, Recompose, set to open in 2021 in Seattle, has just released updated renderings of the proposed facility. Olson Kundig Architects, an American company has been commissioned to design the project, which is now being referred…
Improve the funeral home and office with these 10 Black Friday deals

Spruce up the office or take advantage of the sales to make some much needed updates. Technical and cosmetic updates can make all the difference to your colleagues and clients. Stay in your budget and on top of the trends…