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    1. Hospice Care - Receiving Hospice Care

      Hospice is a comprehensive program with services for people who are seriously ill and not expected to recover. When you decide to be cared for by a hospice program, you acknowledge that your treatment goals will shift from doing everything possible to cure your condition to helping make the rest of your life as comfortable and high - quality as possible.You do not need to be bedridden or in a ...

    2. Grief and Grieving - Cause

      Grief and grieving are the natural response to a major loss. However, any loss can cause feelings of grief, sometimes when you least expect it. Grief is typically triggered by a sudden loss caused by a traumatic or unanticipated event. Examples of such events include:Death of a loved one.Being diagnosed with a chronic or terminal disease.Disability from a severe accident or ...

    3. Making a Change That Matters - Take Pride

      Take pride in your efforts. Being a caregiver is not easy, and those who do it are special. Following the tips for caregiving can help you feel good about yourself and the care you provide. Remember:Care for your own needs first. Your physical and mental health depend on it. Give yourself as much special attention as you give the person you care for.Help the person you care for to be independent.

    4. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 1: Take Care of Yourself

      If you want to give good care, you have to take care of yourself first. Caregivers tend to deny their own needs. This strategy may work fine for short - term caregiving. For long - term caregiving, however, it is sure to lead to problems.Several problems can occur when caregivers don't take good care of themselves:They become ill.They become depressed.They "burn out" and stop providing care ...

    5. Stress Management - Ways to Avoid Stress

      Because stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease your negative reactions to stress. Following are activities to help you do this.Managing timeTime management skills can allow you to spend more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.To ...

    6. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

      WebMD explains what advance directives and living wills are.

    7. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

      WebMD clarifies the difference between a "will", a "living will", and a "living trust", as well as the different forms of power of attorney, and concerns over life insurance when using an advanced directive.

    8. Health Care Agents: Appointing One and Being One

      WebMD looks at more questions about appointing an appropriate health care agent and their role in your end_of_life issues.

    9. Conversations Before The Crisis

      In addition to understanding what a person wants, and who is going to make those choices, conversations about the end of life are also opportunities to explore family issues.

    10. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

      Gain an understanding of the procedures known as cardiopulmonary resuscitation to aid in your decisions concerning advance directives such as living wills.

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