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    1. Caregiver Tips - Home Treatment

      Coping with griefHome treatment plays an important role in working through the grieving process. Talking about the loss, sharing cares and concerns, and getting support from others are very important components of healthy grieving. If you are caring for a dying loved one, it is important to take good care of yourself as well. When you know that a loss is approaching, especially if you are able to

    2. Hospice Care - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Helping children who are grieving Helping older adults who are grieving Helping teens who are grieving Managing your feelings of grief ...

    3. Hospice Care - Arranging for Hospice Care

      Once you have decided to pursue hospice care, you will need to:Complete documents to determine your eligibility and insurance coverage and to outline your treatment preferences. These documents include: Health care agent or medical power of attorney. For more information, see the topic Choosing a Health Care Agent.Living will. For more information, see the topic Writing an Advance ...

    4. Grief: Coping With Grief

      Key pointsGrief is a normal and healthy reaction that occurs when you lose someone or something important. Although it is possible to delay or postpone grieving, it is not possible to avoid grieving altogether. Grief will subside over time. However, the grieving process does not happen in a step - by - step or orderly fashion. Give yourself all the time you need to identify, accept, and express yo

    5. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

      WebMD explains what grief is, what is normal in the grieving process, and how to manage sadness. Also learn the signs of depression to watch for.

    6. Hospice Care - Caregiver Tip No. 2: Don't Help Too Much

      The biggest mistake most caregivers make is providing too much care. Even if they don't admit it, people like to help themselves. Every time you do something for a person that the person could have done alone, there is a double loss. First, your effort may have been wasted. Second, the person has missed an opportunity to help him - or herself.As a caregiver, your highest goal is to give the perso

    7. Hospice Care - Considering Hospice Care

      You may want to consider hospice care if:You have a disease or illness that is expected to shorten your life.Treatment that tries to cure the disease or prolong your life has become more of a burden than a benefit to you.You would like to spend your remaining life as comfortably as possible in a setting that you choose, such as your own home.You want family and friends to participate in your ...

    8. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

      What is hospice care?Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. Why would I choose hospice care?The goal of hospice treatment is to keep ...

    9. Hospice Care - What Happens

      Grieving a significant loss takes time. Depending on the circumstances of your loss, grieving can take weeks to years. Ultimately, passing through the major stages of grieving helps you gradually adjust to a new chapter of your life.Becoming aware of a lossFull awareness of a major loss can happen suddenly or over a few days or weeks. While an expected loss (such as a death after a long illness) .

    10. Grief: Helping Teens With Grief

      Key pointsKnow what is normal for your teen's age group. As teens grow and develop, they change the way they think about and express grief. Although each teen is different, there are some expected changes in thinking that occur during the early, middle, and late teenage years.Listen and watch for opportunities. If you listen closely when a teen is talking and watch his or her behavior, you will ..

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