First-Time Caregiver Resources
If you find yourself unexpectedly providing care to a loved one or friend facing a serious illness, declining slowly from a chronic disease or nearing the end of life, help is available from a hospice team and advice from other caregivers.
9 Ways for Caregivers to Keep Their Homes Safe this HolidayHolidays are a busy time—relatives visiting, decorations going up inside and out and the oven working overtime. If you’re also caring for a loved one at home during the holidays, it can be easy to overlook simple safety measures.
Family Caregivers Share Their Personal ExperiencesVITAS Healthcare recently asked family caregivers (defined as anyone who provides physical and/or emotional care for an ill or disabled loved one at home) to tell us about their personal experiences.
First-time Caregiver? You're Not Alone and Hospice Can Help
Taking care of someone who is seriously ill or facing a life-limiting illness can be intimidating, tiring and sometimes frustrating. But your role as a first-time caregiver can also be rewarding.
Put the 'Comfort' Back in Comfort CareYes, caregiving can be exhausting, stressful and sometimes sad, but as a caregiver, be sure to focus your life together on more than medicine and sickness. The reality is that both of you can find comfort in caregiving. Here are some simple ways to give—and receive—some emotional TLC during this challenging time.
Care Where You Need It
Hospice isn't a place. The VITAS interdisciplinary hospice team delivers care to wherever you call home:
- a private residence
- assisted living community
- nursing home