At Creekside Hospice, we strongly believe that the more people who know about end-of-life care, the better we can serve. That is why we are committed to offering resources as well as educational services to any individual or group, organization or business.
We encourage you to explore the following resources designed to help you understand the world of hospice care:
The Caregiver’s Guide
When someone close to us begins to face the realities of an advancing illness, many of us will begin to define ourselves as caregivers. Hospice will assist you to do just that. For many, becoming a caregiver offers a more personal connection, pride and the opportunity to express how deeply we care about our loved one. In a very real sense, it is a heroic role and a truly demanding role.
Though hospice family caregivers have great support and help from the Creekside Hospice team, it is still a role that will take time and present challenges. Learning how to deal with the stress that is a natural part of facing a loved one’s illness, as well as stress from stepping into the caregiving role, will help you provide the best possible care. With that end goal, support from others will be important. Consider seeking assistance from other family members, church families, friends and even neighbors who may be willing to help. Though asking for assistance may be difficult, the benefits will outweigh your hesitations. You are likely to find that many are glad to help, and just may be waiting for you to call on them.
As a caregiver, it is important to remember to make time for yourself and take care of your own needs to remain healthy and able, both physically and mentally. Otherwise the care you’re providing to your loved one may suffer.
To schedule a presentation, please call our office at 702-650-7669 or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some topics include:
- The History of Hospice
- Myths & Misunderstandings Regarding Hospice
- The Palliative Care Approach: Understanding Hospice
- Religion & Culture at the End-of-Life
- Pain Assessment, Management & Medications
- Grief, Loss & Bereavement
- Ethics in End-of-Life Care