What you need to know about pre-planning final arrangements and all your questions about hospice and palliative care can be found here.
- Impending Death: Ways to Help Yourself and Your Family
Knowing that a loved one’s time is limited doesn’t necessarily make their passing any easier when it does happen, but for many families, the chance to anticipate a death, and plan in advance, even if it is just a few days, can be a huge blessing.
- Why Palliative Care: A Personal Perspective
A personal perspective on the value of palliative care. You can have peace of mind knowing your loved one can live comfortably in their own surroundings, away from a hospital atmosphere, as death approaches.
- Hospice and Palliative Care
In the last 30 years, hospice and palliative care organisations across the country have made an incredible difference in the lives and the last days of millions of people and their families. Simply put, palliative care is focused on the relief of a patient’s pain, rather than curing the underlying illness. It is not an attempt to prolong life or to bring about death. Palliative care can be provided along with curative procedures, or in the case of hospice, without those efforts for a person with a life-limiting condition and a prognosis of only months to live.
- Why Pre-Plan Final Arrangements?
In the past, pre-planning final arrangements wasn’t as important as it is today. Final arrangements used to be nearly the same for every person in a family or community, from the schedule of events, to the funeral home, to the hymns, to the cemetery. For better or worse, things are a lot more complicated today. There are many choices, costs and personal expressions to choose from, and final arrangement planning has become important, not only for yourself, but for your family and friends as well.