Death is never easy to deal with, however having yourself and your family prepared for it can alleviate some of the stress and uncertainty that usually comes along with it. Death, whether from old age or illness, can often be expected. Having the right conversations in the lead up to someone’s passing can help everyone around them and you, especially if you have children that were close to them.

Confront the Reality

It’s important to be open with everyone about the reality of what is happening. While this is an especially difficult conversation to have with children, it needs to be done so they understand what is happening. For more information on how to have this conversation, read our blog on Talking to Children About the Loss of a Loved One. Keeping the conversation going with other adult family members and friends is also important to ensure everyone can come to terms with it in their own time.

See Them While You Can

This can often be difficult to do – seeing them may overwhelm you and your family with negative emotions as you know what’s to come, but it’s important to spend time with them while you still have the opportunity. Making new memories and having special moments to reminisce on can help with the grieving process. On top of this, you don’t want to feel any regret for not spending time with them when you had the chance.

Discuss Assets

This can also be a difficult conversation to have, but it’s important to make sure your loved one’s assets are in order before they’re gone – this can include gaining access to bank accounts, important documents (wills, etc), or documenting important numbers or login details that you may need once they’re gone, such as their Super member number as one example.

Remember to Take Care of Yourself as Well

It can be easy to get caught up with looking after your loved one or your children, but it’s important to remember to look after yourself as well. Try to eat and sleep well, and do your best to care for your emotional health. If you find yourself struggling, try and find someone unaffected by the circumstances who can help you.

Remember to Grieve

In a similar way to how it may be easy getting caught up looking after others, it can sometimes be easy to forget that you need to grieve as well. Remember to take the time to process your emotions and truly allow yourself to grieve.

Why Choose Silver Dove

At Silver Dove Funerals, the caring of your loved one is looked after in-house, the entire way by our highly trained and experienced staff. We have provided care to many Queensland families during their time of need, giving us the experience, knowledge, and understanding to cater to the wishes and requests of all types of families and from all walks of life. Our genuine compassion and confidence set us apart, and that is why we guarantee a high level of service and care for you and your family. Whether you require simplicity, tradition, or a more elaborate funeral celebration, you can rely on us. Our office is in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, where we service the greater Brisbane region, including areas such as Springfield, Greenbank and Goodna, as well as Toowoomba, and the Sunshine and Gold Coasts.

If you are looking for funeral assistance, At-Need Funeral Services, Prearrangement, or Prepayment of funeral services, please reach out to us today. We can take your call anytime during the day or night on (07) 3279 5388.