When someone you love is dying, you are suddenly put in the role of caregiver with little preparation, and without knowing what to expect. Hospice can help. Click on “Caregiver’s Guide” for practical tools, reading suggestions, and tips on caregiving for people near the end of life. Caregiver’s Guide to the Dying Process is intended for anyone who is caring for a person near the end of life.
Our goal is to help make your experience as meaningful and manageable as possible. Many who are caring for a terminally ill person have never done so before. You may feel frightened, confused, and overwhelmed. It is hard to know and accept that someone we care for is near the end of life. Caregiving is difficult, but it can also be rewarding. Caregivers tell us that they are both exhausted and uplifted by the task of caring for someone near the end of life, and when it is over, most of them say they are grateful they could do it.