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Is Palliative Care the Right Choice for Someone I Love?

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Is palliative care the right choice in your particular situation?

If you’re asking yourself, “Is palliative care the right choice for someone I love?” you first need to understand exactly what palliative care is, and what it is not. For many people, it’s synonymous with end-of-life care. The more accurate intent of palliative care, though, is to offer comfort from symptoms like pain, vomiting and nausea that are a consequence of either a medical condition or from the treatment for that condition. Sometimes this does take place at the end of life. Read more

Alleviate Your Compassion Fatigue as a Caregiver

Compassion fatigue is a normal part of the caregiver experience, but we can help you manage it!

Caregivers give up so much of themselves for the sake of the ones they care for – both emotionally and physically. It’s easy to become worn down and to start to experience feelings like apathy, exhaustion, and a withdrawal from the person in your care. This is often known as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, and it can be harmful to your own health and wellbeing. It could also hinder your ability to be as warm, nurturing, and caring as you need to be for the person you’re caring for. Read more