The pandemic has set off a global state of anxiety. It has been challenging for everyone. However, it hits different to senior citizens in hospice care and their families. How do you prepare yourself for the death of a loved one while not being able to see them or deal with the grief in traditional ways?
Even before the pandemic, coping with death has never been easy. It’s just that now, people with families in hospice care in Lake Forest, California need to find their way around grief. It is mostly because we have to follow social distancing protocols, meaning we are not allowed to hold our families and keep them close.
Although it may be difficult, certain ways help us deal with the entire situation better. Here are a few steps that a family member or caregiver in Orange County could do.
- Allow yourself to feel the pain and whatever emotions accompany the grief.
- Reach out and find support from friends and loved ones.
- Talk to a therapist if you must, the stress of the pandemic is hard enough.
- Understand that any action you do at this stage might be a result of your grief.
We at Lake Forest Services & Lake Forest Hospice are composed of skilled professionals who aim to provide high-quality hospice and in home care in California. We do more than just support our patients, we also help their families.
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