End of Life Care & Caregiver Stress
“While I thought I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
We all have to face losing someone at some time. End of life care for a love one at times can be a prolonged and tedious process. Many healthcare professionals may not be experts in symptomatic management and emotional support for both the patient and the caregiver.
The management of end of life care requires the understanding that caregivers are not facing the emotionality and preparation of death alone; but that there are also other complications and stresses related to the care and management of the aged, sick and dying.
This involves a large degree of empathy and compassion. Caregivers are usually bearing a large emotional and mental burden, which can also lead to depression, anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, guilt and resentment.
The patient in end of life care on the other hand will encounter the emotional stages of dying which can involve denial, anger, bargaining and depression before acceptance.
We are also equipped to deal with issues involving the aged such as dementia care. If you are a caregiver and would like some support for you and your love one on your journey, please let us walk with you to help you with your burdens; you don’t have to walk alone.