Care recipient (cr) is grieving over the loss of a loved one and is sad and depressed

Try: Being present and listening is the greatest gift you can offer listen but do not offer advice or stories of your own allow a grieving cr to express sadness and anger be patient with a cr who repeats same stories over and over do not claim to understand what the cr is feeling do not force the cr to talk about the loss if the cr does not want to offer physical and emotional touch such as a hug or holding his or her hand take the cr outside for fresh air and a walk prepare favorite comfort foods assist the cr with difficult or overwhelming tasks look at old photos home movies postcard letters etc if the cr wants to but don’t insist on it let cr know that you are willing to drive him or her to the cemetery encourage the cr to write or share stories or memories of the loved one provide materials so that the cr can make an art project drawing or poem to pay tribute to loved one if the cr wants to incorporate pictures make copies of photos so originals can be returned to albums or people

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Categories: Emotional Psychological, Spiritual

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

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