Caregiving and Supports
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Caregiving can be both a rewarding and difficult experience. When caregiving goes on for a long period of time, or when there are specific challenges in providing care, a caregiver may feel taxed and stressed. Feeling frustrated and upset can have serious consequences for both the caregiver, the person they are caring for and other family members, and is an important sign that it is time to seek help.

Learning some new strategies in caring for the person and in caring for self is a useful approach to combatting stress. The home-based palliative nurse can teach family and caregivers useful approaches and techniques to give care and make practical suggestions to address any concerns.

Providing care

Discover the essential step-by-step practical instructions in how to provide physical care for someone who can no longer help his or herself. Topics include bathing, giving medications, care for hair, skin and mouth, preventing bed sores, eating, toileting and sleep.

Managing common symptoms

Talk to the doctor and community health professionals about any symptom of concern.

Communication

Whether it is talking with the doctor or health care providers, visitors or the person who is dying, end of life care is about effective communication

Taking care of you

 

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