In the late 1800s, childhood illness and death were a part of everyday life. This did not make it less impactful, less painful, or create less of a void in families, but it wasn’t the taboo subject it is today.
Some strategies suggested here might be helpful; others may not. Try putting into practice some of the recommendations that you have not tried and find out what works for you. After a period of trial and error, you will find
As a caregiver, you cannot always spend your entire day with your loved one. We often employ others to serve as a caregiver when we are unable to. When doing so, we want to make sure we are protecting our
When in New York, we were fortunate enough to score tickets to the Broadway musical Hamilton. I can’t really put into words how moving this experience was for the girls and for me – on a number of levels.
It is always difficult to talk about death, especially when it involves the loved one you are caring for. The subject is typically avoided but we need to communicate with our loved ones to understand their final wishes.
Be respectful and
Camp Reflections, Transitions GriefCare’s day camp for grieving children and teens is around the corner. T-minus less than a month until the big day: Saturday, May 14 at Lake Wheeler Park. Things are ramping up and I can’t help but
Life for the loved one you are caring for often feels bleak. Bringing more joy into the situation will encourage good health and help life be more enjoyable. Adding pleasurable activities and encouraging social contact are good ways to bring
I was privileged to visit with Mr. J. for many months. The family invited me to share a reflection on my visits with him at his funeral service. Here is my presentation:
I am truly honored
A chronic serious illness often includes physical and emotional challenges that can stop you from enjoying your normal quality of life. Palliative care brings improvements by preventing or relieving symptoms, such as pain and anxiety.
Most common myths about palliative care:
Transitions LifeCare is uniquely situated in the middle of an innovative healthcare environment. Here on Hospice Circle, we’re within driving distance of three major health care systems (WakeMed, UNC, and Duke), three major universities (NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke