While our organization focuses on the needs of terminally ill patients, we also understand that serious illnesses also have an impact on friends and family. If a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal condition, friends and family may have a difficult time coping. We are here to assist the friends and family members of our patients in any way that we can.
The assistance we are able to offer is as unique as our patients and their caregivers. We know that the needs of loved ones are as personal as the needs of our patients.
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When a friend or family member is diagnosed with a terminal illness and enters hospice, you undoubtedly have questions. We believe that a hospice professional is your best resource. We can provide information that is specific to your unique circumstances. We also have access to community resources and can refer you to outside services should you need them.
Please do not hesitate to contact our caring team if you desire more information about hospice care.
Respite for Caregivers
You have demands on your time. Caring for a terminally-ill loved one while trying to balance work, family and other commitments can be stressful. Too often, caregivers become so consumed with responsibility that they forget to take time for themselves., this is sometimes referred to as “caregiver burnout.”
In certain circumstances, our organization can offer respite to you. Your loved one can be cared for by our staff while you take time for yourself. Take a short vacation with your family, catch up on work obligations, or simply take time for yourself. You can relax knowing that your loved one is in our caring and capable hands.
Do not feel guilty about seeking respite care. When you are rested, you are able to provide for your loved one in a way that improves their quality of life.
Knowing that your loved one’s health is declining can cause both anxiety and sadness. Coming to terms with the illness of a friend or family member is difficult. Hospice counselors are trained professionals who can help both patients and loved ones prepare for and understand the end of life.
If you have children, we can provide age-appropriate counseling. If you prefer, we can give you the tools necessary to help your children understand what is happening.
When death occurs, our organization offers bereavement support for loved ones who are coping with the loss. You can take part in group therapy, pet therapy, and even art therapy. The way in which you choose to deal with your loss is an individual decision, and we are here to support you.
Our organization also offers grief support for children and teenagers, the elderly, and groups of people with more specific needs. Our bereavement services are offered at no cost. We offer these services to you and your family even if your loved one was not under our care.