Keeping Your Chin Up as a Caregiver
April 18, 2018
Providing end of life care is never easy. The stress can take its toll on family members and other informal caregivers over time, both physically and mentally. A study has found that 23% of family caregivers experience symptoms of moderate to severe depression at some point while looking after a loved one. If you provide end of life care at home, it's important to re...
March 26, 2018
Grief is a normal response to the death of someone important to you. It can be both powerful and painful--physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. But when we understand this natural process, take care of ourselves, and seek support, grief can lead to healing and personal growth.
EVERYONE GRIEVES DIFFERENTLY
A variety of factors, including your personality, your support system, and your natural coping mechanisms will determine how loss will affect you. Some people feel better after a few weeks or months, and for ot...
Signs and Symptoms at the End of Life
March 5, 2018
If you are caring for a loved one at the end of their life, you may be noticing some new signs and symptoms arising. As death approaches, you may find it helpful to familiarize yourself with both physical and emotional changes to better prepare for the end-of-life and to ensure that your loved one has a comfortable and peaceful passing.
A person with advanced illness goes through many physical changes over time. These are not signs of a medical emergency, but pieces of...
5 Ways to Equip Your Home for End-of-Life Care
February 1, 2018
If you’re living with a loved one who’s nearing the end of their life, it’s a stressful and emotional time, but it’s essential to make the person’s remaining time as peaceful and stress-free as possible. This entails ensuring they’re physically comfortable, such as by giving them medical care and alternative therapies, as well as making adjustments to your home so it’s a welcoming place for them.