Tis the Season...Joy and Love to Grief and Loss
December 6, 2022
Surely, everyone loves the holidays! Many think it is the best time of the year. During the holiday season, our thoughts usually turn to joy, laughter, fun, celebration, family, and love. But all too often, feelings of anxiety, grief, and loss can also be heightened for those dealing with the death of a loved one or for those caring for someone close who is chronically or terminally ill.
If this feels familiar, we hope that you will revisit some of our previous blogs for some thoughts, tips, and strategies that we hope can be of help.
Managing Your Loved One’s Personal Belongings
November 6, 2022
The death of a loved one can be a heartbreakingly emotional and stressful experience. Along with grieving their loss, you may also have to deal with funeral arrangements, take care of legal issues, or make financial decisions. Adding to this list, you may also be faced with the task of how to handle your loved one’s belongings.
Aside from possibly being a physically daunting assignment, simply sorting through a loved one’s possessions can spark a host of feelings. Some pieces from their life may bring back happy and loving memories, others ...
Helping a Senior After the Loss of a Spouse
October 5, 2022
Knowing someone is nearing the end of life doesn’t make it any easier to let go. For seniors, the death of a spouse is often the loss of someone they’ve spent a lifetime with. To be suddenly alone is one of the most traumatic experiences in our lives. Often, there’s relief that a loved one is no longer suffering, but what do you do next? Will this next phase of life be a lonely ones?
If you know a senior going through this change, you may be afraid ...
When Assuming Responsibility for a Loved One's Finances
September 1, 2022
There are a few telltale signs that your senior loved one cannot manage his or her own finances. In the best-case scenario, you are able to communicate this directly to your loved one and explain why it may be a good idea to appoint a trusted member of the family or a professional to step in and take the reins.
What may happen, however, is that you are met with resistance. Your loved one ...