Easy-to-Navigate, Redesigned Site Includes Wealth of Valuable Information
DEERFIELD, ILL. — Oct. 19, 2010 – Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the nation’s oldest professional association of independent, locally-owned funeral homes, announced today that it has launched a completely redesigned website at SelectedFuneralHomes.org that will be industry leading in terms of its ease-of-use and resources available to individuals and families.
Designed with consumers in mind – and their unique needs before, during and after the loss of a loved one – the site offers information that will help them be better prepared to make important decisions in their time of need.
“It’s often difficult to make decisions when faced with grief and bereavement,” said John J. Horan of Horan & McConaty in Denver, Colo., 2011 President of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. “That’s why it is important for us to offer individuals and families a resource that eases the burden, provides valuable information and connects them with caring professionals who can help when that time comes or when doing research in advance of their needs.”
In addition to a search engine that allows users to locate a Selected member by name, city, state or zip code, the site offers helpful articles and research on topics such as:
- The importance of a funeral and how best to make arrangements that suit the family’s needs as well as those of the loved one
- Extensive bereavement support information to help in the grieving process
- Unique insight into many of the world’s religious and cultural funeral customs
- What consumers need to know about dealing with funeral homes, their rights under the law and choosing the right service provider for their needs
The website offers information to industry insiders as well, with sections specifically geared to Selected members and prospective members, respectively. While the site has been the result of a great deal of research and insight into consumer and member preference, it will be dynamic and evolve in the months to come.
“We are very excited to get the newly designed website launched, and we’re committed to keeping it current and relevant to the people we serve,” said Horan.
For more information about Selected Independent Funeral Homes, visit the website at SelectedFuneralHomes.org or call them at 1-800-323-4219.
About Selected Independent Funeral Homes
Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes (selectedfuneralhomes.org) is the world’s oldest and largest association of independently owned funeral homes.
Members of the association are expected to operate according to specific standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information.
Lisa Gunggoll, LG-PR