Category: Palliative Care

Receiving a serious or terminal diagnosis could indicate that hospice care is needed in the future. It’s important to know that hospice care is not synonymous with dying. With a terminal diagnosis, death may not occur for months or even years. 

While the symptoms of multiple sclerosis may vary between individuals, late-stage MS is evidenced by a marked reduction in mobility and increased dependence on others for the most basic of life functions. Early stages of MS may begin with simple muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, tremors or dizziness and these symptoms increase in intensity over time. Understanding what happens during late-stage MS is vital to help provide a caring and safe environment for your loved one. 

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.