sorry, not sure where else to post this, but hoping that someone might be able to answer.
when someone passes away in a nursing home, is anything normally done to make the deceased look more “asleep” before relative views?
my mother passed away about 5 years ago, I arrived just too late (like 10 / 20 minutes). They asked if I wanted to see her, I was apprehensive, but thought that I should. So did go in to her room. She was still as she had been when she passed away (suddenly with the nurses there - they were helping her get ready for bed): her eyes were still open and her mouth was still open (apparently common that they open their mouths like that). It wasn’t a peaceful sight. To be honest I was surprised (in the movies, someone closes their eyes etc).
they asked if I wanted to touch her, I couldn’t and I didn’t stay for long. I expect I could have if she didn’t look so distressed.
5 years on, I still wonder if it is normal or if generally things are done to make them look more peaceful 😔
Question about passing away in a nursing home…
LittleOverWhelmed · 02/04/2023 20:54
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