Care Essentials While Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

By: Ian Elliott
Monday, September 26, 2022

Dealing with the loss and grief of the death of someone close to you can be difficult. Grief is an individual journey that each person must take on their terms. We at Arbutus Funeral Service understand that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you're still trying to process your loss and make funeral preparations simultaneously.

But there are some care essentials to keep in view while dealing with the loss and the passing of a dear one. Only when you take care of yourself will you be able to look after your family and manage your personal and professional commitments.

Care Essentials That Aid The Grieving Process

There are aspects to consider when coping with the loss of a loved one; they include:

  • In the wake of such a devastating loss, you may experience a wide range of conflicting feelings. Although this could make you feel unsettled, you should know that this is a normal reaction. Now is the time to let your guard down and your emotions run wild, knowing there is no wrong emotion.
  • Sometimes you need some space to think things through on your own. However, having a support system in place is also crucial. Be sure to surround yourself with people who care about you during this loss, whether friends, family, a therapist or a religious leader. When a member of your family passes away, it creates a hole in your life, which the support group can help you, at least temporarily.
  • Everyone reacts differently to the death of a loved one, but everyone goes through stages of grief and bereavement. Everyone grieves in their way and at their own pace. Do not question whether your feelings are normal or not as you progress through the stages of grief. These emotions and more are expected during the grieving process, from anger to denial to depression to bargaining.

In addition to these care essentials, you can see what works best for you and incorporate those things into your daily routine. Your focus should be on getting back on track, and a large part of that relates to how effectively you can cope with your feelings of grief.


Our staff at Arbutus Funeral Service is available to assist with any funeral arrangements you would need. Contact us with your requirements for more details about our pre-planning services and other services. We offer a range of services and customize them to suit your needs

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