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Caring for the Dying

Information and support for people caring for loved ones on palliative or hospice care.

What is a Hospice Emergency?
A guideline to help patients and caregivers decide when to call hospice for emergencies.

Flu Symptoms - Share Your Flu Symptoms Story
Readers share their experience with flu symptoms.

Today's Caregiver
Online version of Today's Caregiver Magazine. Also offers informational resources for the caregiver.

Health Tips for Caregivers
Your loved one may have a difficult time fighting off infection. You will need to take extra care to prevent passing infections to or from the person you care for.

Maintaining Hope for the Caregiver
An article by Vicki Rackner, MD, about.com's guide to Senior Living, about tips to keeping hope alive when caring for a loved one.

National Family Caregiver Support
National Family Caregiver Support Program

Common Symptoms at the End of Life
Recognize and help manage common end of life symptoms.

Home Safety for Caregivers
If you are, or will be, providing care to someone in the home, it is important to make the home as safe as possible. Find out what you can do to assure the home is a safe place to provide care.

Caregiver Resources
Where to find resources and support for caregivers.

Meditation for Caregivers
Meditation is just one way for caregivers to recharge and refuel their caring center.

10 Travel Tips for Patients
Travel tips for palliative care and hospice patients with a serious illness, including air travel.

Tips for Safe Medication Administration
Here are important tips for patients and their caregiver for the safe administration of medications.

Traveling with Oxygen
Tips for traveling with oxygen by car, bus, airplane, or cruise line.

All About Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores, are painful and difficult to treat. Discover all you need to know about risks, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers.

Paying for Respite Care - Tips for Paying for Respite Care
Tips to help you find resources for respite care.

Respite Care - Respite Care for Caregivers
Respite care provides temporary relief for caregivers.

Pressure Ulcers: Knowing the Risks
Information on risk factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores.

Caregiver Stress
Caregivers face a variety of physical, emotional, and socio-economic strains that can cause caregiver stress and, if not properly relieved, lead to caregiver burn-out.

Should I Hire a Caregiver Privately or From an Agency?
A comparison of hiring a private caregiver and a caregiver from an agency. Tips to help patients and families choose the best choice for them.

Pressure Ulcers: Tips to Prevent Them from Developing
Tips to help you prevent the development of pressure sores on your loved one.

Hiring a Caregiver
When hiring a caregiver, there are specific questions you should ask potential caregiver agencies.

Hiring a Caregiver
Information about the different types of hired caregivers and tips for hiring a caregiver.

How Can I Recognize the Early Stages of a Pressure Ulcer?
Tips to help caregivers recognize the early stages of a pressure ulcer.

Is it Time to Hire a Caregiver?
How do you know when it's time to hire a caregiver? Signs that you may be ready to hire help.

Properly Position Someone in Bed
A step-by-step guide to help you position a person in bed.

How Can I Prevent and Treat Pain in a Pressure Ulcer?
Tips for preventing and treating pain in pressure ulcers.

Lift a Person Safely
Tips to help you safely lift someone you are caring for.

How to Change a Person in Bed
Instructions on how to change a person in bed. How to reposition a person in bed including how to change a diaper and changing sheets.

Hiring a Caregiver
Caring for a an ailing family member is an act of love; it's fulfilling and rewarding, but it can also be expensive, exhausting, and just plain hard! Sometimes you just can't do it alone. If you're even considering hiring help, you've come to the right place for answers to your questions.

Recognizing Symptoms of the Flu
Early recognition of flu symptoms can help you better treat the illness.

Be a Hospice Volunteer - Why Do You Want to Be a Hospice Volunteer?
Readers share why they want to be a hospice volunteer.

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