How would you deal with death?

Each and every individual deals with even the thought of death in different ways. Some mourn the thought even before the event takes place. Fear can be a good reason that death is mourned in advance. For these individuals, they will have a difficult time when a person that they love does die.
For people that believe that there is a Heaven, death is an easier concept. Death still may not be a welcome concept for those left behind, but at least they believe that their loved one will be going to a better place in the end. The death of a loved one in this case may actually lead to personal growth.
There is truly no right or wrong answer when it comes to coping with death. Each person will deal with it in their own way – many times depending on how close of a relationship that they had with the deceased.
The reaction to grief will also depend on how strong you are mentally.
As a caregiver, your job may branch out if your client passes away. Although you were hired to take care of a senior citizen, you may just end up being the backbone of the entire family when you yourself feel like crumbling because you loved the person, too.
The best thing for a caregiver to remember is that part of the love that they feel should help them to let the person go – especially if they are suffering with cancer, Dementia or some other life-threatening disease that places them in hospice. It is best for you to continue to show your client and the rest of their family and friends that your belief is that With Age Comes Respect!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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