Fears of dying

While younger people typically have great fears about dying – or what comes after death – it is not unordinary for many elders to have the same types of questions and fears as the rest of us seem to. Their fears may vary due to age though.
Many elders will be concerned about who they are leaving behind. Others, depending on the life that they have lived, will also fear being alone in death. Depending on how you, as their caregiver, reacts to their fears, they may become better or worse.
Whether is it your responsibility or not, you should also help to alleviate outward signs of fear in their family members, friends, neighbors or church members that visit. The more fear surrounding your client, the more afraid they will stay which can be quite detrimental to them near the end of their days; causing quite an emotional crisis!
The other thing that you will want to help with is the fact that when people do fear being around death that they just stop visiting altogether. This is not healthy for your client either. Even if loved ones’ grieving process has begun, it is important for them to see and be with your client right up until the end of their days!
If you can help with any of this – even in the slightest – it is one of the best ways to display to your client that you believe 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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