Showing Compassion and Care During a Loss

Dec 5, 2021 | Articles & Information

You may be wondering how to support someone who has just experienced a loss of a loved one.  It seems that there are just no words that can make the pain, the shock, the loss, stop the pain.  Be assured that your presence, and your compassion are enough.  Sometimes, words are not necessary, as much as being available and present to help with the tasks that need to be done, or simply to hold someone’s hand through the grieving process. 

Another thoughtful way might be to prepare a care package for the bereaved.  Usually, flowers are what comes to mind, but there are other ideas that could help to give comfort and make someone’s day a little brighter.  You might consider arranging a meal delivery service for the family so they don’t have to worry about dinner for a few weeks, and even make arrangements with other friends and family to sign up and take turns to deliver meals for a month or so. 

Signupgenius.com is an example of such an application, but there are many others available.   Another way is to send Compassion care packages.  The website Hereforyou.co has a variety of care/compassion packages for different ages and need and is just one example of the options available.  You could choose to put a care package together on your by dropping off a basket with a thoughtful note letting the bereaved know you are a phone call away and placing a few favorite treats, or a book about coping with grief, or even just a cozy blanket so that the bereaved can feel cared for during this time.

As the year comes to an end, and the holidays approach, some may be facing the first year without a loved one, or trying to accept the new reality of another year without the loved one.  Making arrangements for meals or sending a Compassion/care package may be a good way to connect and support during this difficult time. While it may not make the pain of loss go away, it can certainly go a long way to reminding the mourner that you care and are present in their grief.

We at Access Cremation are here to help.  We thank you for trusting us with your loved one during this challenging time. Feel free to Contact us anytime.

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