Getting back to daily life

In order to get life back to normal, people that lose someone must go through the entire grieving process. There are several factors to consider, including separating from the person who died, readjusting to a world without that individual and forming new relationships.
This may take a lot of work if the person left behind has other emotional baggage to deal with. They may not easily be able to redirect the emotions shared with the person they lost.
They should not forget their loved one – no way! They just need to positively redirect their emotional energy. As a caretaker, it may be difficult for you to help the family members do this if you won’t be present after your client has passed away.
You can, however, suggest to them that there are actually three phases of mourning that they will go through and it is healthy to move one from each one. The phases described by include:
• The urge to bring back the person who died
• Disorganization and sadness
• Reorganization
Once they are able to move one, they will feel better. You will also feel better because even though your goal is to show that With Age Comes Respect, respect is the main factor and showing that to your client’s family members means that you are respecting your lost client all the more!


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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