This is the first in a series of blogs aimed at helping families and Funeral Directors manage loss in today’s world where families, friendships and relationships are more fluid and mobile than ever before. As a result, the bereavement landscape has changed, societal norms have changed and yet the need to grieve and mourn loss has not.
Let’s begin with a look at today’s demographics. According to recent labor and census data, Americans now move more than 11 times their lives – and change jobs just as frequently. This increased geographic and professional mobility can come at a high cost, however, particularly when a loved one passes. Funeral Directors report that 9 out of 10 funerals have a key family member or loved one who cannot attend the service in person, and that attendance at funerals is down overall. Yet distance does not undo the basic human need to grieve the loss of a loved one.
As this article makes clear, changing demographics are driving interest and growth in the livestreaming of funerals and memorial services. Families and funeral directors alike are beginning to experiment with this technology, but too often find it difficult to do so in an appropriately sensitive, secure and cost-effective way. TribuCast™ is about to change all that.
So what is Tribucast? It’s a remote attendance system for today’s dispersed families, with easy-to-use, cost effective technology that provides a private, personal and meaningful way to mourn from a distance. In addition to enabling seamless live video of a loved one’s funeral or memorial, TribuCast offers multiple opportunities for family and friends to share service details, readings, song lyrics, family photos, eulogies, memorabilia and additional video – to name but a few of the possibilities. TribuCast helps loved ones grieve not only by watching the service, but also through engaging with the content that literally and figuratively frames each TribuCast. In short, a Tribucast provides a way for family and friends to feel fully present at the service of a lost loved one – even when they can’t be there in person.
To learn more about TribuCast and the possibilities it offers, visit //tribucast.com.