What it must be like to realize life is limited

As children, it seems that we all go through a time or two where death is an absolutely frightening concept. But you have to wonder about the elderly. Is death still frightening and what can caregivers do to provide their clients with some semblance of comfort at the end of their days?
As the NIA (National Institute on Aging) website relays, caring for and comforting a dying person helps to prevent or relieve their suffering as much as is humanly possible. What the site stipulates is that there are a few comfort needs that anyone can provide to a terminal individual near the end of their life. These include:
 Physical Comfort
 Mental and Emotional Needs
 Spiritual Issues
 Practical Tasks
If you are able to provide for these needs, then you will help your client by ensuring them a “good death;” one in which their last wishes are taken into effect. This is the ultimate in displaying that With Age Comes Respect!
If you happen to have a client facing the end of their life, you may want to stay tuned as I give more information which can help you and them deal with human existence and death. To give the ultimate respect to someone, you will want to take notes!


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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