Unfortunately, this terrible event has become all too real in the past year as we’ve had to deal with COVID-19 and the grief it has left in its wake.
If you’ve experienced any loss, want to help someone who has, or would like to prepare fully for a potential loss, here are a few things to be aware of.
Grief is different for all of us. There isn’t a “right way” to grieve the loss of a loved one, but there are signs you can look out for:
While these are common signs of grief, they aren’t all of them and they aren’t a blueprint of what each person will experience. When helping someone deal with the loss of a loved one, the best thing you can do is offer assistance and let them know you’re there if they need anything.
Try to be understanding, patient, and, ultimately, let them ask you for help rather than pushing it on them.
The stages of grief are fairly well documented, but still applicable today.
Like the signs of grieving, these steps happen differently for every person. There’s no science to dealing with any loss, let alone an unexpected one. But there are ways we can plan and prepare ourselves so we have the time to grieve without other external stresses.
The last thing you want to have to think about when a loved one passes is how to pay for things, what will happen with their funeral and how to organise it. Funeral Plans are low-cost insurance that will effectively take care of all these logistical and financial problems.
GetSavvi Health members have funeral plan benefits included in their plans for financial peace of mind. Find out more here.
As mentioned earlier, grieving and how to grieve is different for every person. Some of us need the added help of counselling to overcome the sudden loss of a loved one.
GetSavvi Health members all have access to our Care Centre hotline, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Care Centre is staffed by experienced personnel who are there to offer you comprehensive, confidential support in a time of trauma. Find out more here.
The financial loss of an unexpected death can be crippling to a family. With that in mind, GetSavvi En-Sure was developed to financially help families through the very difficult time of loss.
Members can decide how their beneficiaries receive the massive benefits offered in terms of cash or grocery vouchers.
Find out more about GetSavvi En-Sure here.