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Mortuary Education: It’s our future and needs to be relevant

By Funeral Director Daily / February 27, 2024 /

    In this recent article from the student operated  Minnesota Daily (University of Minnesota) the Director of the Mortuary Science program Michael LuBrant says this, “Really, it’s a form of health care. It’s serving families, deceased individuals and people at the end of the life cycle. . . . “   LuBrant explains that…

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CANA Peer Support tonight. . . and more

By Funeral Director Daily / February 20, 2024 /

    It’s already the 3rd Tuesday of the month when our friends at the Cremation Association of North American (CANA) help to produce the monthly Death Care Peer Support meetings online.  It will happen again tonight at 8 pm Eastern Time/ 7 pm Central Time.   Here’s what CANA says about these meetings: “Join…

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CX: “Customer Experience” — How good is yours?

By Funeral Director Daily / February 13, 2024 /

    “Customer Experience”, or “CX” for short.  It’s an extremely important part of your business operation —  whether you know it or not.   Customer Experience is a subjective thought process of how your clients and others — such as shoppers and people who may simply look to your website for obituaries or to…

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Can identifying “Pre-Skills” better your staffing?

By Funeral Director Daily / February 1, 2024 /

  Over the past couple of years many in the Death Care profession have identified that there has been a labor issue in funeral service.  Anecdotally, in my opinion, most of that labor issue has simply been in being “short-staffed” on the licensed funeral director/embalmer realm.   There seems to be somewhat of a lull…

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Opioid deaths just keep on coming

By Funeral Director Daily / January 22, 2024 /

    It’s difficult to know exactly this early into 2024 if 2023 was a year in which opioid deaths continued to climb or if the United States is starting to make progress in its fight to limit these number of deaths.   However, every funeral director in the country has probably had to deal…

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Tune into CANA Peer Support Tonight

By Funeral Director Daily / January 16, 2024 /

      Is there a time when you haven’t given the task at hand your all in effort?  Maybe your feeling burned out or under-appreciated.  Odds are that if you have felt that way, you are probably not alone with the thought.   Tonight, January 16, the Cremation Association of North America once again…

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Don’t let politics get in your way

By Funeral Director Daily / January 15, 2024 /

    Maybe you’ve been living under a rock and have not heard multiple and multiple times from media and social media that today is the Iowa Caucuses. . . .the first step in whittling up the candidates that will lead to the upcoming 11-month process in selecting our next President.  So, brace yourself for…

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Johnson Consulting adds Jim Price to their staff

By Funeral Director Daily / January 11, 2024 /

It was announced in a recent press release that industry veteran Jim Price has joined the team at Johnson Consulting Group.  In the press release Johnson Consulting Group described Price as “a distinguished professional with an unparalleled career spanning over five decades in the funeral and cemetery profession. Price’s strategic acumen and proven success record…

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Finally some good news in America on life expectancy, but we’ve got a ways to go

By Funeral Director Daily / December 5, 2023 /

    It was only about two weeks ago that Funeral Director Daily reported the final numbers for life expectancy in the United States using the 2021 final figures.  At that time, as you can see in this article, life expectancy had been lowered for newborns in the United States to 76.1 years.   However,…

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The Trust Factor

By Funeral Director Daily / September 29, 2023 /

  Over my years as a funeral director the confidentiality that I kept for my client families was always paramount in my mind.  Being a funeral director in a small community just led itself to the fact that “people would ask me questions”.  Those questions included things like “How did he die?” or in cases…

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