We Support Professional Caregivers

Professional caregivers include hospice staff members, clergy, social workers, nurses, counselors and physicians. Regardless of their title, professional caregivers provide essential support to men, women and children suffering from loss. The Dignity Memorial® network acknowledges their vital role with a multitude of resources intended to inform and assist the professional caregiver.

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The Dignity Memorial Guidance Series is a series of free brochures, booklets, DVDs and CDs offering helpful advice to families coping with the loss of a loved one. Professional caregivers are encouraged to request these materials for patients and families in need of bereavement literature. For a list of topics in the Dignity Memorial Guidance Series,
click here.

If you are interested in obtaining hard copies of any of the brochures, booklets, DVDs and CDs, please contact your local
Dignity Memorial provider.

Dignity Memorial LIFT

Dignity Memorial LIFT® is a social support program that helps widows and widowers adjust to the loss of their spouses. The program gives members the opportunity to socialize with others who share similar feelings and experiences.

If one or more LIFT groups meet in your service area, we encourage you to mention the program to clients who may benefit. To learn if there is a Dignity Memorial LIFT group near you, click here.

 
CEU Credits

We’ve partnered with the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA) to provide funeral education to hospice professionals for CEU credit. Entitled Demystifying the Funeral Experience: the Role of the Funeral in the Grief Process, the class is a high level overview of funeral care and the steps involved in a funeral service.

The course entails a 90-minute presentation with a question-and-answer session, plus a 30-minute tour totaling two hours of CE units. It is available in certain areas through participating Dignity Memorial funeral homes. To learn if a course is available in your area, please click here.

Hosting the HFA

Each year, numerous Dignity Memorial providers help host the Annual Hospice Teleconference produced by the Hospice Foundation of America (HFA). This nationally recognized distance learning program is broadcast live via satellite to more than 125,000 people in 2,000 communities.

Local teleconference hosts help provide an opportunity for doctors, nurses, ethicists, educators, social workers and bereavement counselors to share and exchange ideas while obtaining continuing education credits. For more information about the teleconference, visit the HFA website.

 
Faculty Tours

Dignity Memorial recognizes that professional caregivers have many questions about the funeral profession. For this reason, we offer funeral and cemetery tours to those who work with families who are or will soon be in need of our services. The tours help demystify the funeral process and answer related questions. Professional caregivers emerge better equipped to guide clients preparing for the loss of a loved one or dealing with a sudden death.

Please contact your local Dignity Memorial provider if your organization is interested in a funeral home tour. In some areas, the tour is available as a formal course with available CEUs. To learn if a course is available in your area, please click here.

Benefits for Clients

Choosing a Dignity Memorial provider means special provider benefits for those who come to us in need. To learn about the Dignity Difference that sets the Dignity Memorial providers apart from the rest, click here.

Purchasing a Dignity Memorial plan ensures additional unique plan benefits are available to help families cope in the weeks and months following a loss.

To learn about making funeral, cremation or cemetery arrangements with a Dignity Memorial provider, click here.

 

Find a Service Provider

The Dignity Memorial® network serves families through more than 1,800 service providers across North America. Enter a ZIP code or city name to find a provider near you.

Resource Library

Visit our Resource Library to learn about funeral customs and etiquette, find popular funeral readings or search our extensive grief support library. Go to Library.

Joining Together to
Fight Diabetes

Dignity Memorial providers have joined together in the mission to defeat diabetes in our communities and in our lives. Learn more.

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Recommended Readings

For a list of recommended reading on the topics of grief and loss, and helping others cope with their grief, click here.

Customs and Rituals

Families served by Dignity Memorial® funeral providers represent all faiths and beliefs. To learn more about related customs and rituals, visit our Resource Library.

Things to Remember

At a time of loss, it helps to understand how to prepare for an arrangement conference.
Your patients’ families may benefit from the information contained in Things to Remember.