“Bill and Dottie were married 47 years when she died suddenly at age 71. They had been enjoying retirement — active in their square dance club, spoiling their infant granddaughter and taking the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Bill couldn’t believe she was gone — what would he do without her?

Grieving someone who dies suddenly is often more difficult than if they had suffered a long illness. The first few days, you may have symptoms similar to a person in shock. You are emotionally drained and might even suffer physical pain. Bill had to be reminded to eat and sleep, spending his days staring at the television.”

Helping elderly loved ones navigate through difficult moments in life is at the heart of what we do as an in-home care franchise. Read more about this important issue on our consumer blog.