5 Tips for Speaking to a Person Who Is Dying

5 Tips for Speaking to a Person Who Is Dying

An awkward silence fills the room often. As you feed, bathe, and rest near your loved one, sometimes there isn’t much to say. Symptoms may worsen. You’re not sure if they notice. You’re not sure if they want to talk about it. Communicating with a person who is...
6 Free Ways to Care for a Sick Person at Home

6 Free Ways to Care for a Sick Person at Home

It’s not easy seeing a person in pain. It’s even more distressing when this person is your loved one. Making the decision to care for a sick person at home is a noble one. But it doesn’t come easy. A terminally ill person will display signs of discomfort. If you’re a...
Sheryl’s Grandmother – A Personal Account

Sheryl’s Grandmother – A Personal Account

It is said that the last sensations for a dying person to go is their sense of touch and their sense of hearing.  While caring for a dying loved one, sit with them and hold their hand, caress their forehead and stroke their hair.  Their last sense to go might be their...
How to Care for a Terminally Ill Child at Home

How to Care for a Terminally Ill Child at Home

When imagining a terminally ill patient, rarely do we picture a child. Yet, it’s estimated that up to 5,300 Australian children have a life-limiting condition. Half of those children will require palliative care in a given year. It’s far from ideal to make a sick...
How to Ask for Help

How to Ask for Help

How to Ask for Help When You are Caring for a Terminally Ill Loved One Alone You cannot take care of a dying person alone. It takes a village. Like raising a child to live, it takes a village to help a person while they are dying.  There are many things to do and...