Caring for someone who is dying can be hard. This topic gives an overview of the issues and decisions to be made by people caring for someone when end of life is near. Learn about palliative care, hospice, and how to get help for your grief.
Deciding whether and when to start hospice care can be challenging. Explore answers to frequently asked questions about hospice care to help provide you with some answers.
Read about how to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort to relieve suffering when caring for a loved one who is dying.
What is the difference between hospice and palliative care? Caregivers: learn about options for care at the end of life.
There’s no right place to die. Caregivers should consider the best option for their situation: home, hospital, nursing home, or another place.
Caring for a person with dementia at the end of life has special challenges. Help them have good quality of life as they’re dying.
Being a health care proxy and making end-of-life care decisions for someone you love can be challenging. Learn what to expect.
What can you expect to happen when someone is dying? Read about dyspnea and other symptoms people experience in the last days of life.
What do you need to do after someone you love dies? Learn about who signs the death certificate, organ donation, and whether you need an autopsy.
Get help for your grief after the death of a spouse. Read about bereavement counseling, support groups, and how to get on with life without your partner.