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When A Loved One is Dying

When A Loved One is Dying

I often see on message boards questions about loved ones that are in the end stages of life. Often this includes loved ones: Seeing people that others can’t see Talking to people others can’t see in the room Reaching up or out towards others Making comments such as “He’s so beautiful” or “heaven is beautiful” Mentioning loved ones long deceased Even claiming to have a glimpse of heaven and sharing what was seen Open eyes when in a coma and…

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10 Benefits of Hospice

10 Benefits of Hospice

      Recently, I’ve learned of several families that placed a loved one in hospice. This is never an easy decision. There’s no easy way to prepare for this. However, I’ve worked with hospice on numerous occasion. Some of the benefits of hospice are: Helps in decision making Offers support groups Offers spiritual support Certified and knowledgeable workers in the end of life stages Provides knowledgeable feedback Oversees the final preparations {such as contacting mortuary, having death certificate issued,…

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Caregiving Monday: 9 benefits of hospice

Caregiving Monday: 9 benefits of hospice

    Hospice is a great resource when the time comes.  They provide equipment, supplies and assistance at no charge.  If you think you need hospice, I’d advice that you speak with your doctor about the manner.   Hospice is usually called in with the decline of that patient from cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.  Your doctor or local hospice can give you more information. Just remember to be thankful for all that the workers do. Some of the assistance provided…

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Caregiving Monday: 9 Things to Remember When a loved one is dying

Caregiving Monday: 9 Things to Remember When a loved one is dying

Eventually our time as a caregiver will come to an end and our loved one will pass on.  This can be a very tiring and trying time.  This is also a bittersweet time.   The end of a painful journey is coming to an end but you are also saying a final goodbye to that loved one. This can be a long goodbye at times lasting from a few hours to a few weeks. So what should you do when your…

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