Lee and Louna Primm have turned to Carroll Hospice during some of the toughest times in their lives.
Families often wonder if the time is right for hospice care for their seriously ill loved ones.
While each person’s situation is different, here are a few indicators that it is time to consider hospice for your loved one:
“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.”
—C. S. Lewis
After the loss of a loved one, grieving takes a toll on your heart. Memories may trigger outbursts of emotion, sometimes when you may least expect it. Intense emotions can come on unexpectedly and persist. These may include shock, numbness, disorientation, sadness, anger, despair, guilt and emptiness.
The holiday season can be challenging for many individuals, especially if you are grieving.
The absence of your loved one can be difficult to deal with during this time. Reflecting on past holiday memories can bring you happiness and pain, and thinking about what the holidays would have been like if your loved one were here can also be tough. But please remember that sometimes the anxiety building up to the holidays is much worse than the actual day. Read More
After a loved one dies, we may feel a mix of emotions—sadness, relief, guilt and regret, to name just a few. These emotions are typical. But, as a caregiver of that loved one, we may find ourselves wondering “what now?”
Each month we set the facts straight regarding myths surrounding hospice care.
This month’s myth: Hospice only cares for the patient
At Carroll Hospice, we understand that the whole family is affected when an individual is faced with a life-limiting illness. That’s why we make sure to provide support for family members in addition to the patient.
Listen to this week’s Carroll Hospital Health Chat featuring Carroll Hospice volunteer coordinator Kim Benson.
Listen to the Carroll Hospital Health Chat live every Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. on WTTR AM 1470/FM102.3!