Grief Has A Role To Play In Everyone's Life
Grief is not exclusively tied to mortality. In fact, it is not uncommon to grieve prior to the death of a loved one. With anticipatory grief, you may experience some measure of hopelessness, guilt, anger, denial, fear, confusion and sometimes even rage, but not readily associate these emotions with your sorrow. This is especially true for caregivers, as you have likely been adapting to multiple losses. These losses are often attributed to managing the changing care needs and/or unpredictable nature of your loved one's disease.
Right at Home Pierce County's "Understanding Grief: A Guide for Grieving Caregivers" and its companion videos below can help you understand the nature of grief, and how to find your own personal way to cope with the intense emotions.The brief one-minute videos feature expert advice from Dr. Eboni Green and compliment each section of the grief guide booklet.
Right at Home can offer you in-home caregiving and find grief resources in your area. Whether you need respite care, giving you a much needed break, or assistance with your loved one's palliative care, we stand ready to help in any way we can.