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Managing Symptoms at the End of Life

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  • Reach out to medical professionals
  • Cognitive changes happen often
  • Be aware of your emotional state

En español | The approach to the end of life can bring with it a host of symptoms. Talk to your loved one’s doctor(s) about these symptoms, with your loved one present, if possible. Inquire about home care services that can help and, if so, if they can be ordered by the doctor. Ask whether home hospice care  would be appropriate, if your loved one is willing. You, as the caregiver, do not have to learn how to be a nurse. Reach out to health care professionals and members of your care circle for assistance, guidance and support.

 

See also: Beginning the Conversation About the End of Life.

 

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