If you are caring for a loved one who is under the long-term care of a physician, perhaps the last conversation you want to consider is one that includes the term end-of-life care or hospice. However, it's important to understand the options and be able to make an informed decision should the need arise. At Santé, we understand that emotions run deep and it may be a difficult topic to discuss. Our team of professional caregivers are always compassionate and understanding. Our doctors have recommended some signs to be familiar with that may mean your loved one is ready for hospice.
Making the decision to spend the remainder of your time at home provides you with a peaceful way to be surrounded by friends and family. However, depending on your condition, your home may not be suitable for someone who is ill and needs significant medical and nursing support. Caregivers who want to make their loved one as comfortable as possible have a variety of options that allow for intensive hospice care at home. These small additions to your living space can provide meaningful benefits to your loved one and caregivers alike.
At Santé, we’ve seen both our patients and their family members experience anticipatory grief over friends and relatives who are in their final stages of life. While every person experiences grief in his or her own unique way, here are four signs that you or a loved one may be experiencing anticipatory grief.
Once you’ve been in hospital care for an injury, illness or major medical procedure such as a hip replacement, it can be difficult to leave. You’re close to your doctor. You have your routine down and nurses ready at the touch of a button. You wonder… what’s the next step?