How to cope with the death and loss of a friend
1 Acknowledge the death of your friend. Always try and attend the funeral, but if you can’t, arrange to meet up with the family to pay your respects. Perhaps write a tribute to that friend, even if it is only for yourself.
2 Organise a group get together with mutual friends and/or family and ensure (if you can) to talk about your friend. Organise a lunch, dinner or tea for this group of friends on a regular basis, every yea
Whenever a death happens at home, even if the result of a long illness and expected or not, it is still distressing to all those concerned such as family and friends.
In all such cases the deceased's GP/Doctor should be called in order for the death to be certified. Once the GP/Doctor has arrived, and if the person who died was in a care home, then the deceased's family will be notified by the Manager / Deputy Manager of the Care Home. The families will sometimes be asked
Nobody wants to think about dying, but we do need to plan for our final goodbye.
As there is one thing that I do know, and that is that we will all die. So this is something we can all plan for as it’s life’s only guarantee – other than taxation of course! However, how many of us dare discuss what we would like for our funeral, let alone how to pay for it.
Dying sadly is not cheap. As an extravagant funeral can cost a fortune and an average one cost you a few thousand pou