Even with all the preparation in the world, being present for a loved one’s passing is not always comfortable or predictable. It can be physically and mentally exhausting, as it typically involves a great deal of emotions, including anxiety and worry. Being present during a loved one’s passing, however, can also bring peace to both the individual and family members.
It’s difficult to think about, but a day may come when you won’t be able to make decisions for yourself. That’s when you’ll need someone to step in to manage your finances or decide what type of medical treatment
While it may be difficult to think about the end of your life and how you want to be cared for during a medical emergency or terminal illness, being prepared for future health complications with tools such as an advance directive can help identify important decisions that you and your loved ones have to make.
At the end of life, it’s important to address not only a person’s physical comfort and daily care, but also their emotional and spiritual needs.
We often think of grief only as it relates to our feelings after someone has died. In reality, there are many symptoms of grief that we experience emotionally, cognitively, physically, socially and spiritually.
After an unexpected, life-altering diagnosis, families’ feelings of hope and acceptance can turn to feelings of despair and denial. These feelings may change day-to-day as a loved one's health changes.
Many know that it is important to express your health care wishes for end-of-life care and medical emergencies, but you may be confused on the types of advance directives and their meaning. Advance directives establish how you want to be
Using a hospice service is undoubtedly the best option in the last months of life, not only because it offers a variety of benefits to patients, but because it also offers a variety of benefits for loved ones. Despite its many advantages, hospice is still a mystery to most. Here are the top five myths Masonic Village hospice staff dispel on a regular basis.
When looking for a hospice provider for a loved one, it’s important to remember that not all providers are created equal. While almost all are Medicare-certified, they can differ in how, where and when they provide services for your loved one and your family.
For those facing a terminal illness, their last wishes often revolve around three simple things: family, comfort and home. The care and support hospice provides prioritizes these wishes so patients can pass in peace and on their own terms.