Death Care Industry

Death care Industry _Ireland expecting 84% increase of people needing palliative care
Ireland expecting 84% increase of people needing palliative care

Trinity’s Centre for Health Policy and Management and The Irish Longitudinal study on Ageing (TILDA) recently conducted a study that estimates a 84% increase of people passing from a serious illness by…

Palliative care leads to less ICU use by terminal patients

A recent JAMA Network report found that ¨implementation of palliative care at a hospital was associated with a 10% reduction in intensive care unit (ICU) use. Meaning implementation of hospital-based palliative care services may be associated with decreased treatment intensity…

New Jersey signs in laws that will improve palliative care

Tuesday January 21st, Governor Phil Murphy signed two palliative care bills that were passed this past December. The bills will improve access to palliative care and end-of-life care in the state of New Jersey. The bills going into action require…

Will biodegradable urns help the death care industry towards sustainability?

The growing acceptance of cremation and the public awareness about the environment has led to an increase in biodegradable urn offerings. It seems as if every other booth at funeral fairs around the world have a new supply of biodegradable…

Funeral and cemetery costs are driving the Argentina cremation market

Argentina is a country steeped in heritage. This can be seen in the way of life, the government and the traditions, until recently that is. The way Argentinians are dealing with death is evolving quickly, due to the cost implications. …

How grief therapy dogs can make a difference at your funeral home

Helping people with anxiety, grief, and depression are part of the profession of a funeral director. Some funeral directors however, have found grief therapy dogs to be a great addition to their funeral home in order to support families. The…

Australian Funeral Directors fight for consumers payment rights

The Australian Senate economics committee is currently considering final submissions for a bill that would outlaw cash payments between individuals and businesses of more than $10,000. It has already passed in the House of Representatives last month and the Senate…

James Blunt makes the world cry with touching goodbye song to his father

Famous musician James Blunt has written another tear jerker this year, about the looming mortality of his father. Former Cavalry officer Colonel Charles Blount, is currently battling stage four chronic kidney disease. The experience has been eye opening for the…