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Reflecting on 10 years of the Homesteaders Life Company Blog

June 7, 2024 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Funeral service professionals need and deserve reliable sources of information that they can depend on to help them better serve their customers, stay up to date on the latest trends and continue to develop their skills. Ten years ago, our team established the Homesteaders Blog to help bring those insights to anyone who can benefit from that expertise.

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What We Experienced at the NFDA Professional Women’s Conference

May 17, 2024 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Savannah, Georgia was a busy place April 28-30, 2024 for women in the funeral professional attending the NFDA Professional Women’s Conference. Homesteaders was a proud sponsor with several Homesteaders employees in attendance.

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How Your Funeral Home Can Deliver Consistent Customer Service

May 10, 2024 by Niki Smith
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can endure. As funeral directors, your role extends beyond mere logistics; families entrust you with providing comfort, support and a sense of closure during their darkest moments. Ensuring customer satisfaction isn't just about delivering a service, it's about offering compassion and empathy throughout the entire funeral process – and doing it consistently.

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Dispelling Myths About the Funeral Profession

April 26, 2024 by Aemelia Tripp
Featured, Funeral Planning

With the internet and copious amounts of information at our fingertips, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between myth and fact, even in the funeral profession. You will likely require a funeral professional’s services sometime in your life, and you may have uncertainties about what to expect throughout the process. With the expertise of some Homesteaders’ account executives who have worked in or with funeral homes for many years, this post sheds light on the reality of funerals and the funeral profession.

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What Nature Teaches Us About Death and Grief

April 19, 2024 by Homesteaders Life Company
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In the journey of life, death and grief are threads we all must weave into our existence. While daunting or painful, these experiences also hold profound lessons, many of which nature imparts to us. From the cycle of seasons to the delicate dance of life and death in ecosystems, nature offers insights that can guide us through the labyrinth of loss and sorrow.

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Resources to Help Your Funeral Home Stay Ahead in 2024

April 11, 2024 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Homesteaders’ 2023 annual report is now available, and we’re grateful to share what we accomplished during another outstanding year at Homesteaders. We have a lot to celebrate, including offering double-digit growth rate increases in the first quarter of 2023 and again in January of 2024. It’s just one example of how our solid financial position helps our customers get – and stay – ahead.

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3 Ways Funeral Homes Can Support Bereaved Spouses

April 4, 2024 by Nicole Eilers
Featured, Aftercare

It goes without saying that the basis of a funeral professional’s job is organizing the necessary logistics of a funeral arrangement for families and individuals experiencing the recent loss of a loved one. But there are many ways to provide additional care and compassionate support that go beyond the rudimentary details of the service.

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3 Unexpected Roles of a Funeral Director

March 28, 2024 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Funeral directors’ jobs are sometimes characterized by their most visible role: ensuring funeral services run smoothly for families who have lost a loved one. But funeral professionals wear many hats as they help families through some of the most difficult times. We are going to unpack some of the unexpected roles that funeral professionals have, and why those traits are so important to their work.

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What We’re Looking Forward to at 2024 Conventions

March 21, 2024 by Homesteaders Life Company
Featured, Funeral Home Business

2024 convention season has arrived, and we are excited for what’s in store this year! From thoughts on why conventions are important to what we’re looking forward to and which conventions we will attend, some of Homesteaders’ senior account executives share their thoughts below.

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Homesteaders Introduces Calling Hours, A New Podcast For Funeral Professionals

March 14, 2024 by Nicole Eilers
Featured, Funeral Home Business

Funeral professionals have many responsibilities that demand a great deal of time. Combined with constantly evolving changes in the profession, it can be difficult to stay connected to the latest trends, technologies and practices happening within the industry. Podcasts are a useful way to hear the latest news and information in a convenient and accessible format. Although, there are millions of podcasts available to stream at your fingertips, so it can be difficult to sort through to find one focused on the funeral profession. That’s why Homesteaders is pleased to announce our new podcast, Calling Hours, which is solely dedicated to the deathcare industry and developed specifically for funeral professionals.

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