Visiting A Dying Loved One

By: Danny Amoruccio
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be extremely challenging. However, it can be even more challenging to deal with the fact that a loved one is going to die very soon. If a family member is suffering from a terminal illness, is very old and has very little time to live, it can be tough for you to deal with this fact. You may not know what you can say to your loved one when you are visiting them. Here are some things that you should keep in view:

  • Make sure that the visit is short because someone who is ailing and on their deathbed may not have the energy to have a lengthy conversation.
     
  • If the person isn't able to talk at all, try to get another family member or close friend to visit with you. The two of you can have a conversation while the person listens.
     
  • When you are conversing with your dying loved one, make sure that you speak very clearly and slowly. They may not be able to process information very quickly, and that can frustrate them as well.
     
  • While you are talking to the person, if you find that they have fallen asleep, make sure that you stop talking and respect them.
     
  • If they can speak, make sure that you listen to everything they are saying and respond appropriately.
     
  • When a person is at the end of their life, all they want is some comfort and to know that their loved ones are close at hand. Just being there by their bedside will provide them some solace.

If you need any information about our cemetery or the services we provide, don’t hesitate to contact us at Willowbrook Cemetery. We're here to help.

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