“Attitudes are beginning to change, though, thanks to a greater emphasis on bringing meaning and individual choice – in other words, more life – to those last years in long-term care.” – as it should be.
Death is a part of life. In order to be born one must die…….
“…a growing number of long-term care facilities that are addressing death a little more openly;
some display plaques in common areas to memorialize the newly departed, some facilities encourage residents and staff to write messages to grieving families, some place a rose on the empty bed.”
What better way to make it apparent to residents that a fellow resident has died and to encourage them to grieve and to remember that person.