Bereavement is the process of grieving when a loved one passes away. After investigators leave the scene of an unattended death, loved ones oftentimes face several obstacles amidst the pain and chaos associated with an undiscovered passing.

It’s important for the families to take the time to grieve properly though. Although there may be a lot going on during the time following discovery, it’s important for others to provide compassion whenever and wherever possible. At Accident Cleaners, we find that family relations may be more dynamic than the cleanup process itself. Therefore, the phrase restoring hearts and homes is commonly referred to when we speak with community members—we must take into consideration the pain and emotions they face.

Being There for the Family

It may take time for a loved one to actually come to terms with what has happened. Providing guidance to grieving individuals may help them sort through emotions. Here are a few items to remember when speaking to individuals facing a loss.

Coping When Death Occurs

Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and can be one of life’s hardest journeys. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to grieve- we all cope in ways that are unique to us. However, with time and support, it is possible to move beyond the trauma while still preserving the special bonds that were once shared

Finding Strength & Hope

It’s important to remember that grief is a natural response to a loved one passing. Strong emotional responses may be triggered and should be acknowledged. Don’t be afraid or ashamed of how you feel. Being honest about your feelings can help you find strength through awareness and help keep cherished memories alive.

It’s okay to open up to others around you. They may also be affected by your loss. you are not alone in this journey. Having a support system and talking to others that care may aid the healing process.

Healing Through Sharing

When surrounded by the darkness of grief, it is easy to forget that there are people out there willing and eager to help, if you let them. you may feel a need to isolate yourself and your feelings from others. However, the supportive presence of those who care about you most can be your greatest source of strength and healing. Try to set aside any reluctance you may have in sharing your feelings and allow your circle of friends and family to be there for you. Also, if you feel that you may be battling depression, it’s okay to seek professional care.

Biohazard Cleanup

It’s important to remember the dangers of biohazard contamination caused by bodily fluids. Although it’s never an easy subject to approach, it’s important to help guide families to people who can help them with proper cleanup.

Most of the time, insurance will cover cleanup expenses associated with trauma. Proper cleanup and restoration following a loved one’s passing requires specialized care and training. It’s important to face the situation with a professional and not on your own. We want to help ease the burden caused by biohazard trauma. Proper site cleanup is important to address when discussing health concerns. Even if the area looks clean, you may still be at risk for exposing yourself to potentially hazardous materials such as blood, bodily fluid or fluid borne pathogens.

Our compassionate team of trained professionals are experienced at handling these situations. The emotional toll surrounding the loss of a loved one is a lot to deal with. Let our team of experienced technicians take care of the cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing and restoring of the property to how it was prior. With your satisfaction in mind, let us help you focus on the preferred moments by lessening the burden of the traumatic one.

Point to Remember

Seek closure by writing letters to your lost loved one, or expressing your feeling in a journal.

Find support by sharing your grief and pain with loved ones.

Remind yourself of all your reasons for living and know that you have a wonderful future worth living for.