Death Care

Sailing Away with the Texas Funeral Directors Association

Photo from 2018 Texas Funeral Directors Association Convention. Aftermath Booth.

It was a tropical good time at last month’s Texas Funeral Directors Association Conference, held at the Moody Gardens Hotel on Galveston Island. This year’s theme was “Island Time,” and sailing away on this three-day adventure was Aftermath’s Funeral Home and Fire/EMS Specialist, Ben Dirks. The conference was held across the street from a popular […]

Aftermath Visits With Area Directors at the NEIFDA Spring Educational Seminar

NEILFDA April 2018 Logo

Last week, Aftermath met with a small number of Illinois funeral directors at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Wheeling, IL. The group were members of the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association (NEIFDA), a regional division of the larger Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA); the gathering marked the organization’s 14th Annual Spring Education Seminar. Representing Aftermath was […]

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

Aftermath booth at 2015 NFDA Conf.

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

Elmwood 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

Dia de los muertos alter.

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 […]

Testimonials

Testimonial: Zach was compassionate, professional, caring and easy to work with, yet clear with what he needed to do and conscious of safety. His crew were equally caring and professional.

"Zach was compassionate, professional, caring and easy to work with, yet clear with what he needed to do and conscious of safety. His crew were equally caring and professional."

Peggy H. - Chicago, IL

Testimonial: The techs, Jason and Brian, have gone above and beyond during the time they were here. They made the process easy and beyond helpful, professional and caring. Thank you is not strong enough!

"The techs Jason and Bryan have gone above and beyond during the time they were here. They made the process easy and beyond helpful, professional and caring. Thank you in not strong enough!"

Jason h. - Morehead City, NC

Testimonial: During such an incredibly difficult time in my life, this team could not have done a better job. Aside from the work (which was perfect) their care and attention to my needs were impeccable. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

"During such an incredibly difficult time in my life, this team could not have done a better job, aside from the work (which was perfect, their care and attention to my needs were impeccable. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

Amy T. - Farmington Hills, MI

Lauren N. Testimonial: Absolutely phenomenal service, I couldn't have asked for a more professional, compassionate, well-grounded crews to have taken care of me and this job. Paul and his co-worker were outstanding, absolutely heart-felt, kind and perfect for the job.

"Absolutely phenomenal service, I couldn’t have asked for a more professional, compassionate, well-grounded crew to have taken care of me and this job. Paul and his co-worker were outstanding, absolutely heart-felt, kind, perfect people for the job. I will recommend this company whenever I get the chance."

Lauren N. - Cinnaminson, NJ

Janet H. Testimonial: Rick, Jay, and Sonny did an outstanding job of meeting or in most cases, exceeding our expectations at a very difficult time.

"Rick, Jay, and Sonny did an outstanding job of meeting or in most cases exceeding our expectations at a very difficult and trying time for our family. I am a close personal friend of the funeral director who gave us your name and have already assured him of their outstanding work for us. Truly an asset to your company and great representatives!"

Janet H. - Neosho Rapids, KS

Christopher R. Testimonial: Aftermath made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this.

"Aftermath team made a very hard event much easier. Without them, I do not know how I would have made it through this. Corry went above and beyond my expectations. She was much more than the lead and for that I am more than thankful."

Christopher R. - Tallahassee, FL

Arden R. Testimonial: Bryn and Jason cold not have been more compassionate at a time when I was devastated by loss.

"Bryan and Jason could not have been more professional, kind and compassionate at a time when I was devastated by loss. They went above and beyond."

Arden R. - Raleigh, NC

"Aftermath was very professional and was able to accommodate the urgency in the situation. They explained the services and was able to relieve my worries as they dealt with the insurance company. Other companies were unable to take the job or handle the job with efficiency to get the ball moving. Since I was needing the job done in a small window of time."

Latoya G. - Sacramento, CA

"The services performed by Aftermath provided me with a tremendous amount of relief. I am incredibly thankful for the compassion shown by the Aftermath team. Good job!"

Dean Hunter N. - Oakland, CA

Testimonial: Aftermath responded quickly to our request and stayed late into the night to finish the job. Tom and the awesome team explained all the stages and answered all of our questions before, during and after...

"Aftermath responded quickly to our request and stayed late into the night to finish the job. Tom and the awesome team explained all the stages and answered all our questions before, during, and after. In such a difficult and emotional time for the family and friends, the experience was a blessing and is truly appreciated."

John G. - Durham, NC

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