How to Prepare for a Loss of a Loved One?
Preparing for a loss of a loved one is never easy. When the time comes the person is never well prepared. Having a loved one that has a terminal illness and has a certain life expectancy left can better prepare you for what’s to come.
Learn more on how to prepare yourself for the loss of a loved one and what you can do to cherish the last moments with them.
Things to do to Prepare for a loss
Cherishing the last moments of life for your loved one is the main part of the beginning of the grieving process. Slowly saying your goodbyes will better comfort your feels in knowing that they will be in a better place.
Some things to think about when preparing for a loss is:
-Know what their wishes are for their last days.
-Take good care of yourself, and your mental health.
-Spend every moment with them.
-Let anyone friends or family members about their life status.
Anticipatory grief is when a person knows someone is going to pass away due to a terminal illness. They get to see the end of that person and how it all unfolds. It becomes very hard in experiencing anticipatory grief because it is not a sudden death, there are days or months still left for that person.
The different emotions that family and friends have during an anticipatory grief is:
Tips to help for grieving process
Joining support groups can be very helpful for a family or friend dealing with grief. Making the most out of their time is what it is really all about.
Make sure to say affirmation words to the person who is dying and let them know how you feel about them.
Say words like I love you; I forgive you; I will see you soon, you will be in a better place. To help that person know what you mean to them and how much you cherish them.
Usually, people who know they are going to die soon have many mixed emotional running through their head. They constantly need reassurance that everything will be okay, they never want to be alone and don’t want to leave their loved ones behind.
The best advice for grieving for someone last stages is to seek counselling. Talking to someone can help you better understand acceptance the fate of your loved one.
Hospice care facilities usually create the biggest emotional support for families and the patient. They give them the comfort they need to cope with a loss. It is best to place someone in a hospice facility to better the physical and emotional side of grieving. The patient needs help accepting their fate as much as their family does.
If you have any questions regarding grief and bereavement support, reach out to us at your preferred time.