6 Things You Should Know About Being a Funeral Director

There's probably a lot most people don't know about Funeral Directors and what they do. We know that they are some of the kindest, warmest, hardest-working people we know! We are lucky to work with so many amazing funeral providers across the country. Here are a few more things we know.

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What Do You Love Most About Being a Funeral Director?

In honor of National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day, we asked a few of our favorite people what they love most about working in the funeral profession. These were their answers. We are so appreciative of the work they do. Thank you to ALL who've chosen the funeral profession.

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Paid or Unpaid, U.S. Caregivers Represent a “Cornerstone of Society”

Whether they are loving family members or paid healthcare and social services professionals, the dedicated individuals who identify as U.S. “caregivers” represent profoundly significant sources of support to anyone who is sick or nearing the end of life.

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How to Talk About Your End-of-Life Wishes

Make time to consider your final wishes and share your plans with your family. By making your choices known today, you ensure your loved one’s honor and respect your wishes. Below are some tips on how to get the conversation started.

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How different religions honor their lost loved ones

How several religions understand and approach death and the rituals they have built to honor and support those they have lost.

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Durable Power of Attorney vs Health Care Proxy

When it comes to your end-of-life arrangements, there’s a lot to think about. One of your worries might be leaving behind directions for your end-of-life care in case you aren’t able to make the decisions yourself.

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Reflecting on the Past and Preparing for the Future

With our busy lives and demanding schedules, it is easy to overlook all of the small ways we have improved ourselves and changed over the past year. As you plan for the future, also make sure to honor and celebrate the present.

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Ethical Will Guide

An ethical will is a voluntary, non-legally binding document that usually contains a set of stories, notes, and last words to your family and friends. The defining feature of an ethical will is the intent rather than the content. An ethical will should be written to inspire your family and friends, as well as share with them values and hopes you believe they should uphold following your passing. It has been noted as a, “love letter from beyond.”

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What funeral benefits are available to Veteran families?

If you or your loved one is a veteran, you are likely eligible for certain funeral benefits. The government provides these benefits to help defray the cost of funeral services. If you qualify for assistance, you may be able to apply for burial in a national veterans cemetery, receive a burial allowance in a private cemetery, or receive military honors and memorial items.

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Funeral Director’s Education 101: What does it take to become a funeral director?

by KC |  Death Resources

Funeral directors are with us on our worst days. They help us to make sense of our grief and celebrate those we love. They are our shoulder to cry on, our friendly neighborhood organizer, and so much more. But what does it take to be a funeral director?

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