The Profession. Funeral directors play a vitally important role in the communities in which they live and work, and in society as a whole. Funeral service practitioners are trusted to care for the dead and the living in a professional, dignified, respectful and compassionate manner.
Continuum of Care.
Many members of a community are involved in the delivery of end-of-life care and services. Funeral directors play a pivotal role in marshaling all the right people to the right places at the right times to help survivors mourn and cope with their losses. Funeral directors must be pro-active in building and improving relationships with other end-of-life providers to help ensure all needs are met before, during and after a death occurs.
Since the beginning of time, humans have come together to pay tribute to people who have died – these gatherings are a shared, core human experience. Honoring a life is a critical first step toward healthy healing following the death of a loved one. Meaningfully honoring a life can take many forms – a funeral, a memorial service, a celebration of life – the possibilities for life tribute events are endless. Tribute events provide an opportunity for family and friends to gather; offer support to one another; share memories; and honor a life in a way that fulfills the needs, desires and expectations of all who mourn.
We believe that an association is shaped by the attitudes and behaviors of its members, volunteer leaders and staff. We pledge to hold ourselves and each other accountable to the highest levels of professional practice and conduct.