Should Home Care near Poway Include Conversation about the End of Life?
In the United States, perhaps more so than in most countries, we don’t talk about death very much. Whether it’s because the idea terrifies us or because it simply wasn’t discussed as we grew up, most of us—including home care near Poway—find it uncomfortable to talk about the end of our life or the lives of those we love. But a more open, healthy approach to the subject can go far to help families deal with the loss of their senior loved ones.
Death Is a Part of Life
Oddly enough, death is one of the very few things that we can count on in life. Many cultures understand that death is a normal part of life, and treat it that way. In our culture, though, we often find families treating the death of a member—even a senior who has lived a full life—more like a disaster. Changing the way we think and talk about death can prepare us for a healthier grieving process when we do say the inevitable good-bye to the people we love.
Starting the Conversation
In some parts of the country, people who realize their view of death is imbalanced are gathering to talk in ways they never have before. These gatherings, organized specifically to help the participants talk about death, might seem very strange at first glance. Before long, though, it is obvious that it’s a step in the right direction. As with any hard subject, avoiding it does no good at all. Learning to talk about it with sensitivity and balance, on the other hand, is very helpful for the entire family.
End-of-Life Home Care in San Diego County
A senior who is near the end of their life has specific needs when it comes to home care. In San Diego County, we are ready to come alongside your family and provide gentle, skilled care during this difficult time. Let us help you in any way we can, and feel free to talk to us about death—we’re here to listen as well as provide care.
Originally posted 2013-08-20 10:30:27.