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.
Complementary Therapies & End-of-Life Care
January 15, 2018
The end of life can be a time of physical pain and mental stress, both for the dying and their caregivers. While traditional palliative care supports patients during this difficult time, complementary therapies can provide an additional relief from physical and emotional burdens. Complementary therapies, when coupled with conventional medical treatments, can provide a number of benefits to patients and caregivers alike, restoring physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In short, complementary therapies can help to improve quality of life, and quality of deaths.
Dealing with Death During the Holiday Season
November 21, 2017
With Thanksgiving coming up, and the winter holidays right around the corner, this time of year is a time for celebration, family, and joy. Yet, for those who have recently lost a loved one, the holiday season can be a painful reminder of their loss.
If you are struggling with grief, know that you are not alone. We have comprised a few helpful strategies to help you make it through any holiday you may be celebrating.
First of all, remember to practice self-care. This is a sensitive time, so be gentle with yourself. Know ...