The Future of Care in Funeral Homes: Bereavement care is evolving. Offering a higher standard of care to bereaved families is the way forward

In the evolving landscape of bereavement care, funeral directors have a profound responsibility to provide compassionate and comprehensive support to grieving families. Offering parents the space and option to use cooling devices like the CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket is an essential part of this care. This forward-thinking approach sets funeral homes apart, demonstrating their commitment to making a meaningful difference for bereaved parents.

The Role of Cooling Devices in Bereavement Care

The CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket are specialised cooling devices that allow families to spend precious time with their loved ones after death. These devices help preserve the body, providing parents with the invaluable opportunity to create memories, take photos, and say their goodbyes in a personal and meaningful way. This time can be crucial for emotional healing, offering a sense of closure and comfort during a profoundly difficult period.

Setting a New Standard in Funeral Care

Traditionally, funeral homes have been geared towards caring for older deceased individuals. However, the needs of bereaved parents who have lost infants or young children require a different approach. Innovative and forward-thinking funeral homes, like Elite Funeral Services, are leading the way by offering a higher standard of care that acknowledges and addresses these unique needs.

By integrating cooling devices into their services, these funeral homes provide parents with the space to grieve and the time to bond with their deceased child. This level of care not only supports the immediate emotional needs of the family but also contributes to their long-term healing process.

Good Funeral Awards nominee, Elite Funeral services is extremely proud of their baby and young person chapel. Based in Tameside, covering the whole of Greater Manchester they are to their knowledge the only funeral directors within the Tameside area to have this unique feature.

“We wanted a separate space that families could utilise during their grief, which was both welcoming and appropriate for a younger person or baby.”

“Although our adult guest room is beautiful in its own right, we didn’t feel it was appropriate for those who have suffered the tragic loss of a child.”

“When locating a venue for our funeral home, it was imperative we found a location that allowed us to implement the idea of a baby and young person chapel.”

“We feel that baby loss is one of the areas that we can really make a difference in as funeral directors. We aim to increase awareness of the various charities available to support those who experience baby loss, including our nominated charity The Lenny Tench Foundation. We actively promote the use of our chapel to families who may want to spend time with their loved one or use it for memorial photographs.”

Samantha Aspin, Director

Elite Funeral Services NW Ltd

The private space is available for use by any family who have suffered the loss of a child, and by Baby Loss Charities for their photography packages to gift to families. 

The Impact of Compassionate Care

The impact of offering such compassionate care cannot be overstated. For parents, the ability to spend time with their child in a comforting environment allows for the creation of lasting memories. It gives them the chance to hold their baby, take family photos, and involve siblings and extended family in the grieving process. These moments, though heart-wrenching, become treasured memories that help in coping with the loss.

Funeral homes that provide this level of care distinguish themselves as empathetic and dedicated to the well-being of the families they serve. This not only enhances their reputation but also sets a benchmark for others in the industry to follow.

Acknowledging Innovation in Bereavement Care

We are incredibly thankful to funeral homes like Elite Funeral Services for their innovative and compassionate approach to bereavement care. By going above and beyond in their care for both the deceased and the bereaved, they offer a beacon of hope and support to families navigating the darkest moments of their lives.

As the future of bereavement care continues to evolve, the integration of devices like the CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket will become an essential standard, ensuring that every family receives the dignified and compassionate care they deserve.

In conclusion, the adoption of cooling devices by funeral directors represents a significant step forward in bereavement care, offering parents the precious gift of time with their loved ones. This compassionate approach not only honours the deceased but also profoundly supports the emotional well-being of the bereaved, setting a new standard for funeral homes everywhere.

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