Hospice is something many caregivers face at the end of their journey. It is in this “twilight time” that we realize how important end-of-life wishes are for our loved ones. During this stage you may also encounter palliative care – a transition before hospice care where a loved one with a terminal illness may still seek cures such as chemotherapy or a clinical trial.
In both hospice and palliative care settings, the team-oriented approach of bringing the patient, health care professionals, the family and a spiritual advisor together is a model for how all health care should be treated: physically, emotionally, medically, socially and spiritually for the patient and their family.
Our CEO Sherri Snelling has focused on the importance of end-of-life discussions for family in her articles below:
What We Can Learn From Brittany Maynard’s Death (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)
Casey Kasem’s Legacy for Caregivers (originally published on Forbes.com)
Why You Need to Make Your End-of-Life Wishes Known (originally published on PBS Next Avenue)
Our CEO, Sherri Snelling, wrote about hospice and palliative care in her book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care,