Creative Ways to Connect During the COVID Crisis

Amid the COVID crisis, there are positive stories of families and communities doing what they can to keep up morale. Some are holding birthday parades, online dance parties and drawing chalk rainbows. The crisis has brought a return to phone calls and letter writing....

Death in the Time of COVID-19

Guidance about gatherings in the wake of COVID-19 have been changing rapidly, but guidelines recommending that Americans avoid groups of over 10 people have touched every aspect of life, from schools to restaurants and bars, weddings and even funerals. Religious...

5 Facts About Hospice Care

Just what is hospice care? Though the number of people receiving care in hospice has been on the rise (1.49 Medicare million patients received hospice care in 2017), there are still many misconceptions that linger about just what it is and who could benefit from it....

Why Price Transparency Matters

As a report by two nonprofit, consumer advocacy groups makes clear, giving consumers transparent pricing for funeral and cremation costs will save them money. Funeral Consumers Alliance and the Consumer Federation of America looked into prices in California where...

What is a ‘Death Doula’?

You may have heard the term “death doula” in recent years and intuitively understood that it was a growing profession of dedicated people who wanted to help the dying and their families with their end-of-life care. When women began to use birth doulas and midwives,...