We care for those who care for others. Through a multitude of resources, we support the vital role professional caregivers play in assisting those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Continuing Education for Professional Caregivers
We are committed to educating professional caregivers about the funeral profession so they are able to effectively support families of all cultures and religions, and provide a continuum of care for the individuals they serve. In partnership with the Hospice Foundation of America, participating locations offer free funeral education courses to professional caregivers for continuing education credit.
Dignity Memorial Guidance Series®
The loss of a loved one and the accompanying grief can be extremely difficult. To help people cope, we developed the Dignity Memorial Guidance Series featuring the insights of renowned grief experts. This extensive collection of booklets, brochures, DVDs and CDs offers professional advice and compassionate guidance to help caregivers assist others in dealing with the complex emotions of grief.
Dignity Memorial LIFT®
The Dignity Memorial LIFT program, offered in select areas, helps widows and widowers adjust to the loss of a spouse. Activities such as luncheons, sporting events, holiday activities, day trips and educational seminars provide opportunities for attendees to socialize with others who share similar feelings and experiences. There are no fees or dues to participate in the program. Members are only responsible for their meals or personal expenses, and participation is not restricted to those who have been served by Dignity Memorial providers.
In Times of Tragedy
When our communities hurt the most, we’re there to help. In the aftermath of national tragedies, including natural disasters and mass shootings, our teams work closely with local and state authorities to provide resources, equipment and volunteers.
It is common that we provide free or deeply discounted services to families affected by these tragedies as they have enough to bear without the added expense of an unexpected funeral. We also know that grief is ongoing, and we help our communities commemorate, honor and remember the lives lost on the anniversary of recent tragedies.
The funeral is just one part of the grieving process, and we are committed to supporting the families we serve before, during and after the service. We are proud to provide families with helpful benefits and resources, such as the 24-hour Compassion Helpline, which provides confidential phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling.
(Services provided by Charles Nechtem Associates Inc.)