Tending a Body at Home
In the days between death and burial or cremation, people have the option to care for their deceased loved one’s body themselves. This tender act can aid in grieving, bring a sense of fulfillment, and help families – including children- to meet death as something normal and natural. You can download a leaflet here to help you think about the practicalities. It is also worth thinking if possible about advance preparations.
If this feels right for you then it probably is. In our current society this often takes courage since it is not “the norm” but you do not need to do it alone. Please remember there is help available. You can also find useful information from these websites.
Natural Death Centre. They have a friendly helpline too – 01962 712690.