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Grief Amid the Pandemic: How To Show Love & Support Through Social Distancing

Published: January 24, 2022
by Mary McGee

People's relationships with others have changed as a result of the pandemic. Every individual must maintain a certain social distance while avoiding unnecessary interaction, and they should remain at home as much as possible to prevent the infection from spreading. While these practices are necessary, they can be problematic for grieving people.

Many have perished due to Covid-19, and scores have died from natural causes and other disasters. Friends and family members are left to mourn them alone. Mill Valley Funeral Home has some suggestions about how you can assist grieving individuals while maintaining social distance.

1. Make Consistent Contact

Checking up on mourners daily, rather than just sometimes, is an excellent approach to demonstrate your support. When you call, attempt to initiate a conversation. Discuss current events about their wellness and day, and ensure they eat good meals. It demonstrates your concern for their well-being and that you want to support them in their difficult time.

2. Act as a Distracting Factor

If you cannot take them out on a drive or other outdoor activity to help them forget their grief, you may need to find alternative ways to interest them. Utilize video conferencing or internet games to occupy children for a short duration. By shifting the focus of a grieving person to these pursuits, you can help them feel less lonely.

3. Provide Assistance in Real-Time

When people are sad, they frequently miss meals and neglect their health. Order them some dinner or ask their neighbours to keep an eye on them. It's essential to be there in real-time to help them when required.

These are just a few ways to help grieving people while maintaining your social distance. Please call Mill Valley Funeral Home and discuss your requirements with our team for details about funeral pricing and our services.

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