Month: December 2017

Grief & the Holidays: 5 Ways Funeral Homes Give Back

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OGRFor those facing the loss of a loved one, the holidays are especially hard. The festive celebrations and gatherings amplify the lack of someone’s presence.

Funeral service professionals recognize that holidays can be hard for those who are grieving, so they often use this time to provide families with a place to gather, give back, and remember. Here’s our list of five ways some of our Golden Rule Funeral Homes are helping families this holiday season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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How Available is your Funeral Home?

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breakdown“There was a breakdown in communication with the funeral home. I phoned two times and received no answer.”  ~ This comment was taken directly from a survey received through OGR’s consumer feedback program, The Family Contact ProgramFamily Contact Participants often receive comments that help them improve their business offerings and practices. Through the blog series “Exploring Solutions with Family Contact,” members get better insight into services that might benefit their funeral home. 


No one likes getting a busy signal or an unanswered phone call when trying to reach a company, but in funeral service, one unanswered call can change how a family feels about the entire experience with your funeral home. Thankfully, today’s technology makes it possible for your telephone to always be answered even if you’re not available.

Many funeral homes enlist the help of answering services to help them keep up with the needs of their clients. During this significant time in a family’s life, they need to know that the people they have hired to help them say goodbye to their loved ones will be there for them when needed. Many questions and tasks arise when planning a funeral, and an answering service makes it possible for your funeral home to always be accessible to client families. In this week’s post, OGR explores funeral home answering services and what this service means to your funeral home’s operations and the families you serve.  Read the rest of this entry »