Everyday occurrences can trigger an unexpected emotional reaction. We are not recommending or assuming any particular actions must be completed.
This is only to help identify what could trigger a response and is not an exhaustive list.
Around the house or Work
- Laundry— Are there items of the deceased in the hamper, washing machine or dryer?
- Food Items– Are there specific food items/medicine bottles in the pantry or refrigerator that belonged to the deceased?
- Personal Items—Is there sporting gear in the laundry room, etc. that needs to be removed?
- Household Pictures– Would the family like pictures of the deceased taken down and placed out of site temporarily? If so, gather for possible use at the funeral home.
- Bedroom or Office— Does the door to a specific room need to be closed to be kept out of sight temporarily?
- Workplace Triggers– Are there picture frames or memorabilia in the office that may need to be removed?
- Familiar Scents—Colognes, tobacco, lotions may trigger emotions
- Mail – Does the mail need to be checked for correspondence or doctor appointment reminders?
- Knickknacks – Are there any around the house from vacations that may need to be put away temporarily?
- Be aware of any upcoming anniversaries, birthdays, or holidays.
- Favorite movies or songs on the television or radio may trigger emotions.