Forever in Their Hearts
About This Show
Martin Brothers Funeral Services (mbfunerals.com/vancouver/) provides caring, dedicated and thoughtful service to families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We have four generations of funeral services experience and are here to guide you through all of the details, large and small, and always take the time to understand what is important to you and your family in your time of need. We have over 100 years of experience in funeral services and we are a funeral home in Vancouver who gives you affordable funeral services, funeral pre planning, cremation and burial services. We will make sure all of yours and your family's needs are met, and will be a guide in your time of need to ensure that your loved one lost is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. Martin Brothers is here in your time of need, call today.
Most Recent Episode
Caregiver Grief in Terminal Illness and Bereavement
6 days ago
Are you aware of the grief caregivers feel after a loss? Do you know how to recognize unresolved grief in yourself as a caregiver for someone with a health issue? Caregivers have unique emotional needs, especially when mourning the loss of a patient. Today we will discuss caregiver grief in terminal illness and bereavement. Caregivers have compassionate hearts. Can you imagine the grief they feel after spending time taking care of a long term patient? If you want to know more about grief and loss when you are a caregiver, then listen to this episode of Forever in their Hearts, where host Erik Reynolds interviews Valerie Martell, Director of Operations for Martin Brothers Funeral Services, about caregivers and mourning. Many families may not consider the needs of the caregiver who has been closed to a loved one with a long term illness. This episode is an opportunity to learn not only how caregivers experience grief, but also tips to help them mourn in healthy ways. Coping Tools for Grieving Caregivers The episode kicks off with Valerie acknowledging caregiver grief. At the time of loss, caregiver grief in terminal illness and bereavement is very real and you need to understand they are greiving as well. It’s a very real type of mourning that people experience after losing someone who was in their care. Next the conversation segues to coping tools that caregivers can use to help deal with the grief they feel after someone who was in their care passes away. Even though caregivers often aren’t related to the person they’re looking after, they still experience grief. Fortunately there are things they can do to respectfully mourn a loss. Reinvesting Their Compassion for New Clients Then Valerie explains how a caregiver can release feelings of grief and reinvest them into compassion for their subsequent patients. She also answer questions such as: What protects caregivers from getting hurt from so much loss? Is there anything a caregiver can do to diminish their grief? Are caregivers limited to caring for long-term patients or clients? Now ask yourself these two things: Am I a caregiver trying to move through grief? Do I want to know more about grief and loss when you are a caregiver? If you are or know of a caregiver who needs help moving through