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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…

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…

New Zealand is actively working on modernizing its funeral legislation

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand is actively seeking help from the death care professionals in order to modernize its laws concerning the funeral industry. The government has released a consultation document as an outline on ways to modernize…

Singaporean funeral chain opening its first funeral home in the Philippines

Nirvana Funeral Home’s overseas expansion will open in Cabuyao City Philippines, and is expected to be the first of many. The company will be competing against a few funeral giants and a plethora of family owned funeral homes. Nirvana Funeral…

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…

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…

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.…

Greece opens the country’s first ever cremation facility

It’s hard to imagine, but just a few short months ago if you passed away in Greece and wanted to be cremated the only option available was to travel to Bulgaria. A minimum seven hour drive from Athens to the…

Trinidad and Tobago plans to build a new palliative care unit

Health minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced on October 6th at the 7th Palliative Care Society conference that Sangre Grande will soon have a designated palliative care unit. The new unit will be designed based on the locally loved Caura hospital, which…