People whose loved ones are dying can make them more comfortable by following simple techniques that can be done either in the hospital or at home.
- Clear and straighten the environment.
- Place meaningful mementos and photos of loved ones within their view.
- Play soft music or nature sounds.
- Wipe face and eyes with a warm, moistened, soft washcloth.
- Help them to look presentable, and let them know that they do.
- Hold their hand.
- Gently brush their brow with a light touch.