Care recipient (cr) is grieving over the death of a loved one

Try: Encourage the cr to talk about the loved one who died truly listen to the cr cr’s stories if you also knew the person who died share some of your stories it is healing to talk about and hear others talk about the loved one one’s life validate that both tears and laughter are ok find out if the cr has any guilt feelings related to the death for example what if or if only explore the cr cr’s feelings what would have been different assist the cr in trying to make sense of the events don’t ask if the cr needs any help just go ahead and do something to help for example here are some everyday simple things that you could do provide the cr with frozen meals that can be pulled out of the freezer when needed do the dishes run the vacuum mow the grass do household chores give the cr some specialty coffee or gourmet ice cream stay in contact with the cr on a regular basis

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Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Spiritual, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm

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Keywords: Grieving bereavement end of life mourning

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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