Category: Palliative Care

While long-term care, rehabilitation, and hospice are household terms, many people are confused when their loved one’s doctor recommends palliative care. At Santé, we understand the importance of learning as much as you can about your loved one’s options while they face challenges associated with disease.  To help you prepare yourself and your loved one for next… Read More »

Recovering from a serious injury, trauma or illness is challenging mentally, physically and emotionally. Caregivers, family and friends must be prepared to support all of these needs in their loved one. While the physical aspects will often improve on an expected trajectory, emotional support is critical to full recovery. Without a network of caring individuals, it's too easy for someone in recovery to slide into a state of depression or anxiety.

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. 

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, palliative care may be the answer. The focus of this type of program is relieving troubling symptoms that make it difficult to continue living life on your own terms – for example, enjoying leisure activities like gardening or playing cards and spending… Read More »