Category: Bereavement and Grief

Articles dealing with bereavement and grief

Understanding and Coping with End-of-Life Anger: A Guide for Caregivers

Discover how to navigate the complex emotions of end-of-life care, particularly anger. This comprehensive guide offers caregivers practical strategies for understanding, managing, and coping with personality changes in terminally ill loved ones.
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RUSH Medical Center’s Caring for Caregivers: Supporting Those Who Support Others

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RUSH Medical Center's Caring for Caregivers (C4C) program offers vital support to those caring for adults 60 and older at home. Learn about the program's comprehensive approach, including skill-building sessions, planning assistance, and care-team coordination. Discover how C4C makes a difference in caregivers' lives and improves patient outcomes.
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Understanding the Common Journey Towards End-of-Life

Holding The Hands Of A Dying Person
Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be challenging and emotional. As an experienced hospice nurse case manager, you understand the importance of providing compassionate care and support to loved ones and their families. In this educational article, we will explore the common journey that terminally ill loved ones and their caregivers face as they approach the end of life. We will summarize this journey's various aspects, offering guidance and separating fact from fiction.
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Supporting a Loved One’s Decision to Stop Eating and Drinking Voluntarily

vsed and the body response
Explore how to support a loved one's decision to stop eating voluntarily and drinking (VSED) in hospice care. Learn about the ethical, emotional, and practical aspects of VSED, including its impact on patients and families, and how to provide compassionate care during this challenging end-of-life journey.
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Top 30 FAQs About Hospice: Everything You Need to Know

Discover hospice care, eligibility, benefits, provider choice, costs, services, and more. Learn how hospice addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs and how to prepare for and manage them. Find out about the roles of the hospice team and the primary caregiver and the signs of approaching death. Empower yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions about compassionate end-of-life care.
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Understanding and Avoiding Caregiver Burnout when Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

coping with caregiver burnout
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausting. Family caregivers often neglect their own well-being while focusing on the needs of their loved ones, leading to burnout. Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that can happen when caregivers don't get the help they need or try to do more than they are able to do. In this article, we will discuss how family caregivers of a loved one with dementia can avoid burnout and recover if they are already experiencing burnout.
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The last hours of life

LUnderstanding the physical and emotional changes can be crucial as a loved one nears the end of life. This guide explores common signs of approaching death, offering insights on breathing changes, skin mottling, and decreased consciousness. Learn how to provide comfort and support during this final journey.
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