What To Do: Losing Your Loved One That is Under Hospice Care

February 01, 2018

Needless to say, death is a harsh reality to grasp. The loss of a loved one often feels like a bad nightmare you cannot wake up from. Even if you are aware of the fact that your loved one is very ill and under hospice or in the process of dying, the finality of death still feels sudden, shocking and unbelievable.

If you have a family member under the care of hospice, the facility will encourage you to make some type of arrangement in relation to laying your loved one to rest when the time comes.

Although no amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the grief and pain that death brings, opting for direct cremation may be the best way to ensure that you are not overwhelmed with the process.

Servicing the Bay area and other surrounding areas, A Direct Cremation is a great supporter of hospice because of the following reasons:

  • Hospice offers grief counseling and the best preparation for the loss of a loved one. This ultimately means that the heartbreaking situation will be more bearable. Also, by the time you contact us, you will be willing to choose direct cremation as an ideal end-of-life arrangement.
  • Hospice care also offers immense support that is tailored to the need of the patient as well as their loved ones. After all, every family needs the necessary support in order to let go of their departed.
  • The facility provides bereavement care and counseling to involved family and friends.

What to Do When Your Loved One Passes in Hospice

We are ready to walk with you every step of the way. Here is a brief guide of what to do when your loved one passes away in hospice care:

  • Contact the hospice office

All hospice centers recommend for the turning off of the machines or monitors that were once keeping your loved one alive. Always ensure to contact the faculty members for this process as well as the pronouncement of death.

  • Call friends and family

When mourning a loved one, it is best to be surrounded by those who care for you and are equally affected. Call on other family members and enlist their help in spreading the news. You do not have to do this alone.

  • Contact our ADirectCremation.com | (650) 297-4881

Avoid hefty funeral costs and choose our cremation services. All you need to do is call us and speak with one of our counselors in order to get the cremation process started. ADirectCremation.com manages logistics such as transporting your loved one from the hospice to filing all the necessary cremation permits.

Just because hospice has allowed you to anticipate and prepare for death does not make the process any easier. Remember, there is no “right” way to grieve. Allow yourself to feel whatever you feel. If you are having any difficulties planning for the cremation, we are here for you. We will be glad to shed light on the process so you can rest-assured that your needs are being taken care of.