Death Care

Interview with Heather Tapscott, Funeral Home Relations Specialist

From Director to Specialist Before she joined Aftermath in 2016, Funeral Home Relations Specialist Heather Tapscott wore many hats. “I have been a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2000. I was a volunteer EMT-B/D for 8 years in a small rural community in Henderson County, Illinois.” However, it was her experience as a Funeral Director that led […]

Aftermath Attends the 2015 NFDA Conference in Indianapolis

As the annual NFDA Conference wraps up, we take a few moments to catch up with the Aftermath crew who attended the event. Sponsored by the National Funeral Directors Association, the event was hosted in Indianapolis this year and included educational sessions, meet-and-greets, and an expo of products and services beneficial to the funeral industry. […]

Memphis Death Cleanup: Directors and Death Care in Memphis, TN

Note: to celebrate the grand opening of our Memphis office, we’re featuring a weekly post that covers topics of concern to the Memphis, TN area. This week, we examine the funeral industry, and look at the rules and regulations affecting new directors in the state of Tennessee. There are necessary jobs considered by most to […]

Death Cleanup: Just One Part of the Process

The process of death concerns both physical and spiritual aspects. As morbid as it seems, death is a natural part of the life cycle. As a result, every culture and civilization maintains beliefs on what should be done with physical remains upon a person’s demise. Such beliefs range from practical matters (such as proper disposal […]

The Culture and Practice of Cremation

Cremation of the human body has changed quite a bit over the years. With the practice originating in ancient times, it has continued to this day for a variety of reasons. As a result, the process is uniquely fascinating to many, especially in light of the numerous cultural beliefs surrounding this method of after death […]

After Death Care: Organizing a Loved One’s Belongings

Sorting through a beloved family member’s belongings after death occurs can be an extremely trying experience. Many people find it exceedingly distressing to cope with physical reminders of the deceased, which can make the process a difficult one to accomplish. The following are few tips for those faced with cleaning out a home after a […]

10 Things to Do to Organize a Home Following a Death

It’s a situation most people will experience at least once in a lifetime. An elderly parent or relative passes on, and the family must decide what to do with decades of collected memories, cherished treasures, and the all the other material possessions that accompany modern living. Whether you’ve been down this road before or have […]

Crime Scene Cleanup Requires Technicians to Be Compassionate and Caring

After a suicide or violent crime, it’s vital that the death scene be cleaned properly and with the right tools. This prevents the spread of infectious diseases and ensures safety for everyone in the immediate area. While trauma cleanup technicians are required to be professional and thorough, there is another part of the job that […]

Help Children Cope With Suicide

Help Children Cope With Suicide Those who have experienced suicide know that the grieving process is complex. Children are especially vulnerable when suicide occurs. Death may already be confusing, and adults often do not know how to discuss the topic with young family members. Having an open and honest conversation can help children process the […]

Testimonials

"I am a District Director of Child Welfare Services and supervise staff who deal daily with delicate customer service issues. I know that it takes a special person who can be both professional yet caring at the same time...your company should be proud to have [employees] who can represent your company so well in these type of sensitive matters."

Nancy R. - Ponca City, OK

"My family recently had a horrible and tragic accident...my mom worked with the Aftermath staff and said that not only did they do a great job of cleaning the house, they were incredibly kind, compassionate, thoughtful and understanding in the face of a difficult and painful situation. Thank you for helping our family through this."

Maria Y. - Seattle, WA

"I cannot say enough good things about Aftermath. Two days before Christmas my brother [died, and] I called Aftermath for a clean up. From the very first person I talked to on the phone, who set me up with a coordinator in my area, to the ground crew who did the work, and finally the person who was in charge of the account invoice, every person was respectful, caring and ready to help me in anyway possible. The work that was done was outstanding... and even though the crew knew they would charge by man hours, they worked steadily and were always careful not to do anything against my wishes. The business office made sure my homeowners insurance was kept well informed. I hope no one ever has to experience what our family experienced, but if you do, you can trust Aftermath and all their employees to the best job possible. I cannot thank Aftermath enough."

Jacqulin B. - Springtown, TN

"The Aftermath team provided exceptional service to me through a difficult situation I was not prepared to handle. I was uncomfortable even entering the building in which the event occurred and [Aftermath’s] team sensed my discomfort and put me at ease. They handled both my distress and the clean up process with the utmost professionalism. They are exceedingly experienced in managing all facets of their business which includes timely arrival, description of the process, customer uneasiness, the actual clean-up, and administrative out processing. I'm grateful to Aftermath for helping me through this stressful time and am better prepared to move forward as a result of their efforts."

M.S. - Alexandria, VA

"We were very happy with Aftermath and the entire team. They were able to make a very difficult time for our family more bearable. We appreciate their kindness and compassion throughout the process."

Kristine W. - Charlotte, NC

"When we didn't know where to begin the tremendous job before us after a death in the family, Aftermath was there for us. I can hardly express the gratitude we feel...for their unwavering kindness, compassion, support and understanding. They were available whenever we needed them. They worked tirelessly and thoroughly until the job was done. I have, and will continue to recommend this company to anyone with similar needs. Thank you so much!"

Jen - Bushkill, PA

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