How do you deal with a seriously ill family member?

How do you deal with a seriously ill family member?

How do you deal with a seriously ill family member?

How can you Support a Friend in this Situation?

  1. Say something; don’t just ignore their situation;
  2. Ask how they’re doing;
  3. Ask about their loved one;
  4. Be a good listener;
  5. Ask about their feelings;
  6. Just sit with them;
  7. Share your feelings;
  8. Let them feel sad and scared—don’t try to “just be positive;”

What do you say to someone who is severely ill?

1. Say Get Well in a way that’s personal and sincere.

  1. A note to remind you that I love you—and I hate that you’re sick.
  2. I hate it when my favorite people get hurt.
  3. I miss having you around.
  4. Sending you lots of feel-better hugs.
  5. Get better and get back to your amazing self soon!
  6. I can’t tell you how to get better.

What do you say to a family of a terminally ill person?

Do say – “It’s good to see you.” Let them know you have been thinking of them. At a loss for words – It’s okay to say, “Mary, I don’t know what to say or do, but I am here and I care about you.” Listen – If the person talks about being anxious, listen quietly. Don’t try to change the subject or silence the person.

How do you help a dying family member?

You can provide emotional support by listening and being present. Your physical presence — sitting quietly or holding hands — can be soothing and reassuring. You can also arrange visits with people the dying person wants to see for saying goodbyes or sharing memories.

What can I do for someone in the hospital?

What to Bring Someone in the Hospital After Surgery

  • Games and Puzzles. Along those same lines, bring crossword puzzles or a deck of cards.
  • Card.
  • Personal Care Items.
  • Reusable Shopping Bags.
  • Organizational Supplies.
  • Make a Comfort Box with Your Loved One.
  • What’s a comfort box?
  • Post-Hospital Care Package.