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Someone You Love is Dying


Although it is impossible to totally prepare for a death, a death may be made easier if you know what to expect. This pamphlet may be helpful in preparing you as family and/or caregiver to understand the final stage of life. It is important to discuss your concerns and fears with those around you, both your family and health care providers. These people can help you make choices with or for your loved one and can inform you about other services that are available to support you.

Death is a natural process as the body begins shutting down. The following physical and emotional signs of approaching death are described to help you understand what can happen. Not all these signs and symptoms will occur with every person nor will they occur in any particular sequence.

This section is intended only as a guide. It is not intended to replace advice given by a health care professional, such as a nurse, physician, clergy, social worker, CCAC case manager or pharmacist.

HELPFUL HINTS

    SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SIGNS OF APPROACHING DEATH



    Immediate Need

    If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

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    It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

    Pre-Arrangement

    Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Should we spend more time preparing for a two week vacation than we do our last days on Earth?

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    163 Main St.
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
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    163 Main St.
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
    Fax: (215) 679-5782
    Email: memorial@falkfuneralhomes.com