As the saying goes, there are two facts of life that one can’t evade: taxes and death. While we can chuckle at this truism, the reality is that death is inevitable. We all hope to live long, productive lives. We also want to grow old with grace, with all our faculties intact. Yet, as we age, many of our friends and family members may precede us in death, including our spouse. Dealing with the grief can be a challenge as you have to learn to handle all the tasks alone that you once did together. You also have to come to terms with your own mortality as well.
If you have a senior loved one who lost a spouse, here are a few things you can do to help them cope during this difficult time. At Home Instead Mississauga, we offer support to the elderly in many ways, including senior companionship and home help to ease the pain of loss and give them new reasons to smile.
4 Ways to Comfort Your Grieving Senior
Aged family members seek your support and comfort during this time of life more than any other. Here are four ways to show them how much you care:
Going through life after a spouse’s death is not easy; it takes time and patience to get used to being alone. Each senior mourns at a different pace and in different ways. A little companionship can help them pick up and move on with their life. At Home Instead Senior Care Mississauga, we provide compassionate caregivers who can offer emotional and physical support to help them work through the grieving cycle.
Call us at (905) 276-2273 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in our community.