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@LonestarBabs wrote:

Hospice care is wonderful for the patient AND family. It is a time of kindness that allows the family to BE a family and alleviates the burden of caregiving. My Dad was in hospice while in a skilled nursing facility, and everything focused on Dad's comfort -- he even gots backrubs! Don't be afraid, but welcome the help. Hospice workers, whether providing in-home or in a facility, are compassionate and supportive and dedicated to what they do. The scramble to prolong, to treat, to pump drugs into the system,, to medicate goes awayand instead the focus is on comfort, dignity, respect, peace, and just being.

I know this is a scary and worrisome time  -- hospice has chaplains and counselors that can help YOU, too! It is a care circle.


 

Wonderful post @LonestarBabs.

 

Hugs @Debzzz

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@minnietwinnie  Thank you for the nod!

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@CareBears  Thank you for the kind words!