January 7 2021
One great thing about the past year is that it has made the funeral home industry stronger than ever. When 2020 started, no one could have imagined the impact a global pandemic could have on our day-to-day life. The tidal wave of COVID-19 threw the funeral home Miami industry in chaos, and most of us spend the year adjusting to the new demands. This is why the funeral home industry is much prepared in 2021 and funeral industry professionals have risen up to the challenges thrown by 2020. As an industry, we have learned to adapt to new things and show how capable we are when it comes to innovation. So, what are the challenges that we will face going into 2021? Here are some of them.
As much as we want it to end, but until the vaccination starts and the world fight back, COVID-19 is here to stay. So, be ready to face the challenges that you faced and maybe more. Hence, you have to flexible and adaptable to situations that may change from month to month. Families will be depending on the funeral homes and we need to have the right mindset and attitude to help them through.
Personalized funeral services
Funeral planning has undergone some drastic changes in recent years. The Baby Boomers are the aging population now, and some of them have already started to leave behind detailed instructions of how they want their funeral to be like. Funerals are no longer dull and somber occasion but a final hurray to celebrate the life lived. Hence funeral home in 2021 will be contacted by people who are still living for their own funeral! Some will of course do it for a personalized funeral service while others do it so that their relatives are not burdened emotionally or financially when they pass away.
Funeral live streaming is the new normal
One aspect that gained tremendous momentum in 2020 was the live streaming of funerals. With more and more people not being able to attend funerals in person, live streaming was the only way they could say their last goodbye. And that will continue for 2021 as the restrictions are still in place and being reimposed as new strains of this deadly virus emerge. In fact, this trend will certainly go beyond 2021 as people are living farther apart now and most can’t make it to the funeral of a loved one due to various reasons. So, don’t see live streaming of funerals as a trend that will only work in the present scenario; it will become the way people attend funerals in the coming year. So, make sure your funeral home in Miami is ready with the needed hardware and software to face this challenge.
Innovative cremation services
Cremation is going to replace burial in coming years; according to NFDA, by 2035, 80% of the funeral in the USA will be a cremation. But people are just not looking for a simple cremation; they are also looking for innovative cremation services. Already there are third-party providers of such cremation services and if your funeral home wants to go forward in this industry, you will have to develop your own unique innovative cremation services.