By Valerie Hartman
Like life itself, the hospice experience is a progression of change with movement and growth; ebb and flow.
Hospice caregiving can be a hardship of physical and emotional proportion—overwhelming at times. For those hospice caregivers who are unfamiliar with the dying process, there is unknowing and mystery around the transitions. Like a cradle of caring and knowledge, the hospice team approach is built around the understanding that anxiety and fear need treatment in end of life care. Every hospice team member has a skill set that addresses fear along the way, making the hospice philosophy of care stand out as a holistic model of healthcare that treats patient and family as one. Body, mind, and spirit must be engaged to address fear on every level. The best opportunity for peaceful life closure happens with a team of caring professionals addressing each person and family circumstance uniquely. Read more