Many things about the death care industry have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of the biggest ones is funerals. While some might think it’s a temporary change, it is likely the future of funerals and what we can all expect to see for the indefinite future. How are livestream funerals helping connect grieving loved ones, and how can your death care industry business prepare?
Livestreaming Connects Families and Friends
One of the biggest benefits of livestream funerals is uniting family and loved ones who would otherwise be unable to attend for some reason. Some people live far away and others can’t take an entire day off of work to attend but might want to drop in to pay their respects. A growing number of death care industry businesses are adapting to the future of funerals by livestreaming funeral services and then uploading a recording of the service to their website afterward.
How Are Funeral Homes Adapting to the Future of Funerals?
While many funeral homes were not even considering offering this service years ago, many have adapted to the times. Many people are now comfortable using streaming services and platforms like Zoom, making the demand much higher than the past as well. There are many different turnkey services your funeral home can use to engage with the future of funerals, or you could opt into a separate service like Zoom.
Make sure that you use a service that allows you to save a copy of the funeral to be posted online at the request of the family or be passed over to them. Many family members express their gratitude at having a copy of the funeral to look back on in the future, as sometimes the event itself is a blur. Another key consideration is privacy. Even if someone is comfortable with having the funeral of their loved one livestreamed, that doesn’t mean that they want to leave the link open to everyone. Ensure that there is a private link, security code or another precaution to keep anyone uninvited out.
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