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Understanding End of Life Care and Hospice Care

Jul 20, 2017 by Alan White

When your loved one is in the final stages of life, end of life care may be helpful for you and your parent to make the most of the days they still have left. Doctors may advise you that their health is deteriorating, and there is no cure or remedy, however even with modern medicine the end may not be predicted. Hospice care is dedicated to caring for your loved one with an emphasis on their quality of life. End of life care is about making mom or dad comfortable whether it is for a day, a week, or months.

Hospice is not necessarily a place. There are Hospice Communities where individuals do spend the remaining days of their lives. The same care one would receive in their home with end of life care, they will receive in a hospice care community. Your mom or dad will have a personal relationship with their caregiver, and you too will be part of enhancing your parent’s life. Caregivers will encourage you to spend quality time with your loved one and share hugs and kisses. Telling stories and remembering the past, creating a history to pass on to your children and grandchildren is important during this time too. Hospice caregivers are trained to provide physical, as well as emotional care. For many families, this is comforting as they release the tension and anxieties that may increase the pain levels of their mom or dad. As hospice workers remain calm and support the family as a whole, this improves the quality of life for you and your loved one.

Although the end of a parent’s life is a difficult time, trained compassionate care providers can support your parent as well as your family.

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