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Caregiving for someone at the end of life can be a challenging, but rewarding experience. Learning about the complex needs of the person you are caring for and the resources that can help will be important steps for you to take to prepare you for being a caregiver. Caregiving at the end of life may bring about many different feelings — it will be important for you to care for yourself and ask for help when you need it.

When a loved one is dying, conversations about the end of life can be uncomfortable and difficult. Still, discussing end-of-life care is important. Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to help your loved one make important end-of-life decisions — such as whether to remain at home, move to a nursing home or other facility, or seek hospice care. The foundation of hospice care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our loved ones will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is provided in the person’s home.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

SUPPORT GROUPS

MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE PROVIDERS

END OF LIFE RELATED OFFERINGS at HHC

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

TED TALK: Preparing for a good end of life – Judy Macdonald Johnston

 

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