Seeing a friend grieving the loss of a loved one is not easy. We don’t always know what to say or do to help them feel loved and supported.
Plus, we’re not sure if we’re intruding or making them feel worse by trying to comfort them in the first place. Compassionate Hospice Care, Inc. is here to help.
Running hospice care in Los Angeles County, California, has given us many instances where we had to comfort grieving families, and we are here to share these techniques with you.
- Understand the process.
Grieving is a process. There are a lot of ups and downs. Some days your friend will be able to speak with you, laugh at jokes, or even go out for a drink. Other days, they’re barely able to leave their bed.
- You don’t have to say anything.
Oftentimes, when it comes to comforting someone who has suffered a loss, you don’t have to say anything. All your loved one wants is for someone to listen.
When nurses comfort patients in hospice in Burbank, California, they often sit by grieving families to provide simple companionship.
- Offer useful assistance.
Grieving people can experience a hard time asking for help. They may feel guilty for causing an inconvenience to other people’s days, or they may simply be too sad to ask for help.
So instead of saying “let me know if I can help you with anything”, offer instead to help them with groceries, funeral arrangements, grocery shopping, and the like.