Loss of people or familiar surroundings can be complicated by the inability to be present for or have control over the situation

Try: #don’t make assumptions about how the Care recipient (cr) should feel about a spouse or family member who has died #with the cr’s permission put up pictures of loved ones who are missed #keep at least a few much-loved items from a home being left to take to a new home #encourage family members and friends to call or visit the cr #if the cr doesn’t want to see people right away encourage friends and family to contact the cr with letters and to visit weeks or months later #respectfully offer grief resources hospice support groups pastoral counseling etc #contact a grief specialist or a doctor for

Materials: Pictures of lost loved one and other family members items from former home visits or calls from family or friends grief resources

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Spiritual, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Good Verbal Comm, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory

Information: About how you can assist the cr if the cr’s grief is prolonged and interferes with activities such as eating bathing grooming dressing or taking medication information

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

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