How to Start a Funeral Home Aftercare Program

April 11, 2019 Aftercare

A family’s experience with your funeral home doesn’t end immediately after the funeral, and neither does their potential need for grief support. Your firm can serve an important role in this capacity, providing ...

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7 Ways to Remember a Loved One this Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018 Grief, Aftercare

Losing a mother can bring unimaginable grief. When I first sat down to write this blog, there was one story I couldn’t get out of my head. The story is about an Iowa mother who lost a prolonged health battle and...

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Remembering a Loved One on Valentine’s Day

February 08, 2018 Grief, Aftercare

After the glitz and glamour of the major winter holidays, many people forget about the mid-February day dedicated to love and romance. While many resources focus on remembering and honoring loved ones during those...

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Grief During the Holidays: 5 Aftercare Ideas for Funeral Professionals

November 09, 2017 Grief, Aftercare

Our first family Thanksgiving after my grandfather passed away was strange, to say the least. My entire extended family arrived at my aunt’s house, making an effort to be together for my grandma. First, a toilet...

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8 Simple Aftercare Ideas that Make a Difference

September 14, 2017 Aftercare, Funeral Home Business

A strong aftercare program is a necessary aspect of funeral service, with program benefits that can far outweigh the cost. Aftercare is an extension of the support you provide to families, which helps build loyalty...

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Interview: Understanding Grieving Styles for your Funeral Home Aftercare

June 15, 2017 Grief, Aftercare

Among the many roles that funeral directors fill, one of the most important is serving as a compassionate resource for grieving families. By understanding the differing needs of people who have experienced a loss,...

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Enhance Your Aftercare with Children’s Grief Support Resources

October 18, 2016 Aftercare

My dad died in the winter of 1999 after a long and exhaustive battle with respiratory illness. Among the flurry (and blur) of decisions we were making for his memorial service, I was struggling with whether or not to...

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Consider the Benefits of Memorial Service Events Throughout the Year

April 26, 2016 Funeral Home Marketing, Aftercare

In communities across the country, funeral professionals invite families they have served to share in memorial service events. Some of these memorial services are held at the funeral home, while others take place at...

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10 Grief Support Resources for Your Funeral Home Library

March 24, 2016 Aftercare

Because every person grieves differently, it’s important for funeral professionals to offer a variety of grief support resources to help individuals through the most difficult times in their lives. In addition to ...

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Integrating Fitness-Related Grief Support into Funeral Home Aftercare

March 17, 2016 Funeral Home Marketing, Aftercare

A little after 4:30 on Sunday, November 1, Theresa Giammona took a right off 59th Street and entered Central Park. The afternoon sun was getting warm, so she rolled up the sleeves of her red “FDNY” t-shirt and...

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