Death Care Industry

Japanese save thousands buying plots before tax increase kicks in

Japan is increasing the tax rate and Japanese consumers are trying to save, where they can, on long term purchases including death care packages for themselves and their families. Japan´s massive debt To pay down the country’s massive debt and…

New virtual reality program encourages multidisciplinary approach in palliative care

Tufts University is the process of testing a new pilot VR program to help create collaboration within the hospital setting. They are especially interested in using this for palliative care where care providers can benefit from InterProfessional Education (IPE) to…

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…

Paris opens first green cemetery

Parisians will now be able to reduce their carbon footprints even after death: A 17,000-square-foot section with 150 green-burial plots has opened in the Southern suburb of Ivry-sur-Seine. It is part of the larger City of Paris Cemetery in Ivry-sur-Seine,…

Death Care startup Eterneva will be on Shark Tank

Eterneva is an up and coming death care startup that turns ashes (or hair) of the departed into Diamonds. Founded in 2016 by Garrett Ozar and Adelle Archer, they hope to shake up the way we remember and celebrate the…

Propel Funeral Partners makes $12.3 million profit due to surge of winter deaths

Propel Funeral Partners, one of the largest death services providers in Australia and New Zealand, announced that its revenue increased 19% this year. A $8.3 million (€7.5m) net-profit compared to a loss of $9.6 million (€8.7m) in the same period…

Canadian Red Deer Hospice Society opens $5.2 million hospice expansion

After 5 years of negotiations and building, the Red Deer Hospice society was finally able to open their $5.2 million hospice expansion. The addition increases the existing ten rooms to sixteen private palliative care spaces. There is also now room…