The Elderly Passing Away
Mixed emotions are common when the elderly pass away. At the same time, there are many practical issues to consider, from funeral services to handling the estate and probate. Learn how to plan for the passing of an older relative and what to do when it happens. Connect with a community of caregivers who knows what you are feeling.
Articles About Elderly Passing Away
- How to Support a Loved One Who Is Dying
While there is no single formula for comforting a loved one who is facing the end of life, there are a few things you can do to provide the support they need and help yourself come to terms with the knowledge that death is near.
- Treating Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Needs at the End of Life
End-of-life care includes helping the dying person manage mental, emotional distress and find spiritual comfort. An elder who is nearing the end of life feel depressed or anxious and might also have some specific fears and concerns.
- When One Parent Dies the Other Often Needs a Caregiver
The death of one parent often becomes a time for planning for the care of the surviving parent. Caregiving can often start when one parent dies and the remaining parent needs helps adjusting and grieving.
- Ethical Wills Lend Clarity to Caregivers and Serenity to Seniors
An ethical will, also known as a legacy letter, is a way to record and pass on your values, beliefs, faith, life lessons, love and forgiveness. For many of us, this is as close as we will ever get to being able to discern the wishes and whims of our predecessors.
- Does an elder who cries constantly after a spouse's death need an anti-depressant?
Please ask the doctor if you can try an anti-depressant on your mother-in-law, as there are so many choices these days and it is unnecessary for someone to suffer so much.