Company offers sensitive guidance on issues that nobody can ignore


Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Death and taxes being the only two certainties of life, we spend much of our time trying to forget either exists. However, for those of us who care for elderly or sick people, death at least is a little harder to ignore. Staff in nursing homes and hospices often need to help bereaved family and friends and offer practical advice and support. For some, this may be difficult because they have no personal experiences to draw on and have little idea of what needs to be done and how to arrange the funeral. Relatives and friends may have questions about what happens ­ for example, what happens at the crematorium. Dignity Caring Funeral Services, which owns more than 500 funeral homes throughout the UK, has been helping nursing home, hospice and hospital staff for many years to help care for the bereaved. “Dispelling the Myths” seminars are held throughout the UK and aim to give people an insight in to what happens at the funeral home, including how the deceased is cared for and what happens at burial and cremation





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