Preparing for death

If your client has been given the news that their life-threatening illness is fatal, that there is no hope for a cure, they may begin their journey toward death. As a caregiver, no matter how difficult this is emotionally on you, it is your responsibility to display that With Age Comes Respect and help them deal with their issues above yours. Different clients will react in different ways once given this news.
The path toward death will depend on each and every person; long or slow depending on each person. Some clients may race headlong toward death – totally giving up on the life that they have been living while others will fight tooth and nail to live – not taking no for an answer. No matter which way your client leans, each may experience peaks and valleys – good days and bad depending on the length and strength of their illness. It is your duty as their caregiver to help them down their path and to help them readjust with each variation of functioning abilities.
The time may be long and difficult or short and sometimes even more difficult for those left behind. When death finally comes, the difficult, emotional time will just be beginning. The caregiver may have to begin their job anew with those left behind.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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