THE FAMILY’S ROLE IN HOSPICE

Family members often seem unsure about contributing their loved one’s care in fear of doing something wrong or “stepping on toes.” Hospice care is very family-oriented and part of the program is educating families. If care is to be administered at home (which oftentimes it is), your help will be crucial. There are four essentials that you will have to focus on – discussing last wishes/making final arrangements, providing comfort, keep open communication, learn and understand a patient’s nonverbal clues.

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DYING AT HOME

In order to get a better understanding of what is a stroke and how it should be prevented, it’s important to know a few things about it. It is far more often happening to females rather than males (on a ratio of 60 to 40), which means that women should be especially careful to avoid that… If described, in short, the cerebrovascular diseases are conditions that come up as a result of issues and blockages with the blood vessels that supply the brain. Four of the most…

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LIVING EACH DAY

Surround yourself with what makes you happy. Do things that you fear. Spend time with people who you love and make you feel loved. But whatever you do, do not wallow, do not fear, do not put your life on hold. Yes, you will feel these overwhelming emotions, but you will also find out how brave and tenacious you really are.

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HOSPICE AT HOME

When people think of hospice, they don’t think of home, but of a care facility. About 70 percent of people receive hospice at home – and that number continues to rise. As we’re sure many can agree, being at home is more comfortable. People opt to have hospice there for that very reason.

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