Primary Goal of this Step
Continue to show support to the bereaved immediately following and long after the funeral.
Important Tasks: Show Support Beyond the Funeral
Stay in touch with the bereaved
Contact the bereaved regularly, as long as it feels appropriate, to communicate that you’re thinking of him or her. This may include visiting, making plans together, or organizing larger group activities with friends and family.
Provide active support
Depending on the circumstances, more active help may be appreciated. This may include providing or delivering meals, child or pet care, household help, and other basic tasks that the bereaved may not be up to handling on his or her own.