Who will be there for you? – posted late on11/14 from 11/13

When the news is fatal, those left behind can gather all the love and support that they need from friends and family members. Another source of that love and support can be gathered from the medical professionals, including hospice workers. Sometimes though, none of those individuals can offer the kind of support that some people may need. Because they still need someone to speak to, they may need to seek help from another type of professional; perhaps a grief counselor or a grief therapist can do the trick.
The difference between a grief counselor and a grief therapist is that the counselors are professional trained or can be provided in a self-help group – grieving individuals providing that love and support to other grieving individuals while the therapists are people that help those with more serious grief reactions.
With a grief therapist, the grieving person’s goal is to identify and solve the issues that are separating them from the individual that they lost. Because of the separation, the person seeking the therapist may have physical issues, behavioral issues, delayed or extreme mourning problems, conflicted or extended periods of grief or in cases where the death is caused from something other than cancer, unexpected mourning problems.
More will be explained tomorrow, but just know that as a caregiver, this is not your responsibility. You did your duty for your senior client by displaying to that individual before they died 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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