Do you think funeral homes should have a right to choose what website provider they use and what management software provider they choose? Should funeral directors start to require these providers to play nice with each other?
Nashville, Tenn.: home to Music Row; The Grand Old Opry; The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson’s Home; and the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) International Convention & Expo. Taking place October 12-15, the NFDA Convention will offer the funeral service professionals unprecedented opportunities for learning, networking, and discovering new products and services.
Morph will allow a user to switch the FrontRunner management interface to mimic the look and feel of their existing management software. Gone will be the nonsense tactics, leaving funeral professionals with the freedom to work in a new technology system that incorporates their management data and eliminates the need for staff to learn a new management program.
Another part is natural increase — how many births there are, offset by how many deaths there are. This map, using data from the U.S. Census, shows the number of births minus number of deaths per 1,000 people in each county in the U.S. that happened in the year between July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013.
To play along with April Fool’s Day we thought we would share this April Fool’s prank from Funeral Home Gifts. They really went for it! Let us know what you think.
Have you every tried the ‘head in a jar’ prank? It’s as nasty as it sounds but would probably work really well in a funeral home.
Batesville, the leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the death care industry, is proud to sponsor author, brand and customer service expert Scott Deming as one of the All Star speakers at the 2014 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association Annual Convention and Exposition, April 8 – 11 in Las Vegas.
Smith and Thomas Funeral Homes advertises their ability to offer funeral webcasting and the most up-to-date video tributes, and now the business is under investigation for having a camera in a bathroom.
In 2010, when Rebecca Soffer’s father died of a heart attack on a cruise to the Bahamas, the condolence notes came pouring in, many in the form of text messages. “I got so many from very good friends,” Ms. Soffer, 37, said from the couch of her Upper West Side apartment not long ago. “They said they were ‘sorry’ or ‘how r u?’ ”
Text message was also the preferred medium of a 20-something who asked a funeral home in Los Angeles to text him a picture of his mother’s corpse to help him avoid having to go in and identify the body.
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