Funeral Director Daily

I think funeral homes have done it right

By Funeral Director Daily / January 16, 2023 /

  It may be because funeral homes, generations ago,  were usually started by a person with a caring heart who figured that if he gave families death care services such as caskets and burials, he could make some money doing so.  Like most entrepreneurs these individuals were willing to work long, hard hours and build…

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Here’s some opportunities we found for 8 hours of CE credit

By Funeral Director Daily / January 13, 2023 /

    It’s a brand new year, but before you know it you will be looking to fill some Continuing Education credits for next year.  As we go into the weekend here is a couple of opportunities that we found that not only give you eight CE credits but give you the opportunity to advance…

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Is hospice an ally or a threat?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 13, 2023 /

  Lee Webster has co-founded an organization known as the National End-of-Life Doula Alliance and served in leadership positions at the National Home Funeral Alliance and the Green Burial Association.   According to this recent article in Hospice News Webster makes this comment, “I’ve definitely seen a growing trend of natural burials really appealing to…

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Body brokers sentenced to prison

By Funeral Director Daily / January 12, 2023 /

  “This is the most emotionally draining case I have ever experienced on the bench,” U.S. District Judge Christine M. Arguello said during Tuesday’s (January 3, 2023) sentencing hearing in Grand Junction, Colorado.  That was the comment, according to this article from Reuters, by the presiding judge at the sentencing hearing of body parts brokers…

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British funeral/cremation provider Dignity plc in takeover talks with private parties

By Funeral Director Daily / January 11, 2023 /

  Reuters reported last week that Dignity plc, Great Britain’s largest provider of death care services “(was) in advanced talks with a consortium compris(ed) of investment firms SPWOne V Ltd. and Castelnau Group Ltd.  after it received unsolicited buyout proposals from the consortium in October and November last year.”   The talks centered on the…

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Federal Trade Commission seeks to ban (most) non-compete agreements

By Funeral Director Daily / January 10, 2023 /

  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a notice last week, that you can read here, that announced that they are contemplating banning almost all non-compete agreements that are not a part of an agreement between buying and selling companies.  Since non-compete agreements have been a part of the employer/employee relationship in funeral homes this…

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There is a lot happening, a lot going on,. . . and a lot coming up

By Funeral Director Daily / January 9, 2023 /

    It seems like we just got through that busy holiday season, but it also seems like the world picks back up and we better get back on the ride so that we don’t get left behind.  I’ve just happened to notice a lot going on in the Death Care world and a lot…

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A promising future for Matthews International?

By Funeral Director Daily / January 9, 2023 /

  Last week a press release came out of Matthews International that seemed to show them on their way to executing their plans in the energy storage solutions business.  CEO Joseph Bartolacci commented in the release as such, “We are very pleased to see continued strength in orders for our energy storage solutions. This order…

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The Essence of Gratefulness

By Funeral Director Daily / January 6, 2023 /

It’s probably appropriate that this article will appear in Funeral Director Daily on a Friday.  It’s on weekends, at least it was for me, that many funeral directors feel overworked and neglected.  It’s probably because most funeral homes are short-staffed on weekends and those on duty miss many family activities that take place on weekends…

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New York state approves human composting

By Funeral Director Daily / January 5, 2023 /

  One of the things that happened at the end of 2022 is that New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill into law that permits the State of New York to add Natural Organic Reduction (NOR), sometimes referred to as “human composting”, to the list of legal human remains dispositions.  According to this article…

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