Some chapters in life are more difficult than others. A particularly challenging chapter can often follow a bereavement. Losing a loved one can come with so many overwhelming changes, making it difficult to adjust to life at home.
If you have recently lost a loved one, we first want to offer you our heartfelt condolences. We also want to let you know that you are not alone during this difficult time.
Our compassionate carers are here to support you at home, as you learn to adjust to your new life and figure out what your needs now are. Read on to learn about how homecare in Suffolk, Essex and Greater London can support you after a bereavement.
What is home care?
Home care is professional, personalised and practical support provided in the comfort of a person’s home. Our expert carers are committed to making your home feel like home again – a place where you feel safe, comfortable and cared for.
Some of the ways we can offer support include helping with personal care like washing and dressing, assisting with light household chores like washing up, preparing nutritious meals, offering medication reminders, providing company on trips, and ensuring you get to and from appointments safely and on time. We also provide companionship and emotional support to help improve your mental wellbeing.
We believe that everyone deserves to remain in the place they feel most comfortable, a place that’s full of memories, pets and familiar comforts – that’s why we provide home care.
How can home care support following a bereavement?
When a loved one passes away, life changes. Grief may come in waves and look different for everyone. During this time, you may feel lost, hopeless, angry and overwhelmed. Even simple things that were once part of your daily routine can feel impossible. For example, the thought of making yourself a cup of tea, let alone an entire meal, can be exhausting.
For people who have lost a partner, living alone in an empty house can be frightening. It’s okay to take as much time as you need to adjust to your new life. We’re here to support you as you process your emotions and cope with grief.
With gentle consideration and sensitivity, our carers can provide practical support around the house that you may not have the time or energy to devote yourself to. We’ll prepare nutritious meals to ensure you’re eating well. We’ll take out the bins and make sure the house is cosy and looked after. We’ll do the laundry so you have fresh clothes to wear. We’ll assist with grooming and shaving so that self-care isn’t forgotten. When you’re grieving the loss of a loved one, all of these tasks can feel too hard to do alone. That’s why you don’t have to do it alone.
Emotional support during this difficult time
In addition to practical assistance, we’re also here to provide emotional support for your wellbeing. Our carers are always here to lend a listening ear. As you figure out your needs or need someone to talk to, we are here for you.
Get in touch
If you or your loved one are adjusting to life at home following a bereavement, we are here for you during this difficult time. Please get in touch with our compassionate team with any of your questions or concerns. We are here to support you every step of the way.