Caregiver's Blog

“Boosting the Spirit” with Pastoral Counseling

When facing a serious or terminal illness, many patients and families are confronted with a tough spiritual challenge. Some may lose hope, while others lean heavily on their faith for guidance. Because hospice care addresses the whole person—body, mind and spirit—pastoral counseling can play a vital role in promoting spiritual health. At Hospice and Palliative continue reading…

Is Palliative Care Right for My Loved One?

Palliative care may be right for your loved one if he or she is experiencing pain, stress and other symptoms due to a serious life-limiting illness. Serious illnesses include but are not limited to cancer, cardiac disease, respiratory disease, renal failure, Alzheimer’s and ALS. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness. continue reading…

Hiring In-Home Help

Most family caregivers reach a point when they realize they need help at home. Tell-tale signs include recognizing that your loved one requires constant supervision or assistance with everyday activities. Caregivers also find that certain housekeeping routines and regular errands are accomplished with great difficulty or are left undone. It may become apparent that in continue reading…

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