Creating Rituals to Honor the Dead at Long-Term-Care Facilities

September 4, 2018

(Kaiser Health News) – Death and its companion, grief, have a profound presence in long-term-care facilities. Residents may wake up one morning to find someone they saw every day in the dining room gone. Nursing aides may arrive at work to find an empty bed, occupied the day before by someone they’d helped for months. But the tides of emotion that ripple through these institutions are rarely openly acknowledged.

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