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.

  1. Clear and straighten the environment.
  2. Place meaningful mementos and photos of loved ones within their view.
  3. Play soft music or nature sounds.
  4. Wipe face and eyes with a warm, moistened, soft washcloth.
  5. Help them to look presentable, and let them know that they do.
  6. Hold their hand.
  7. Gently brush their brow with a light touch.
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