Landscape Shifting in Funeral Home Industry

It would seem that a pandemic might help the big deathcare businesses. The nation’s largest provider averaged $10,000 in revenue for each of its more than 300,000 cases last year, according to Forbes. But without the ability to “upsell” families and to sell “pre-need”...

Remembering Mom in the ‘New Normal’

There is no getting around it, Mother’s Day is different this year. Brunches in crowded restaurants are out, online playlists are in. Hugs are out, Zoom or Google Hangout video calls are in. Public health experts say staying away is the greatest gift you can give your...

Digital Companies Step Up in Crisis

As families cope with challenging restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis, a number of digital end-of-life and death care companies are stepping up and collaborating to serve them. Solace is proud to be among those businesses providing digital solutions, but today...

How COVID-19 is Reminding Us to Plan

Around the globe, Covid-19 is reminding us all of our own mortality. The virus has brought both this stark reminder and the gift of a lot of free time to check things off our collective “to-do” lists. Surveys show that though most of us agree it is important to...

Understanding ‘Direct Cremation’

Direct cremation is an option that many families may consider because it is quick, affordable and there is no funeral needed — so gatherings can be held at a later time when family members can come together, or loved ones can grieve together online. So just what is a...