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Caring for Someone on Hospice

Is caring for a hospice patient at home difficult?

While caring for a loved one at home can be challenging, Providence Hospice and Home Care offers extensive practical and emotional support to families and caregivers. A hospice nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide phone consultations, and to visit the patient when appropriate. We also offer trained volunteers who can provide respite care and companionship to patients and families.

Despite the challenges of providing care for a loved one who is ill, many families say that they are grateful for the opportunities for closeness that spending this time with their loved one has given them. It can be a deeply rewarding experience for everyone involved.

How can I support a hospice patient from afar?

We know that there are many important reasons why you may be unable to be physically present with your loved one on a daily basis while they are on hospice. This printable guide will answer your questions and give you a better understanding of the care your loved one will receive while on hospice. 

Caring with confidence

There are many things caregivers can do in the home to look after their loved ones and assist with their daily needs. From helping the patient transfer from bed to a wheelchair to repositioning the patient in bed, friends and family members can contribute to the patient's care.

We created the following videos to explain some of the common ways you can assist with end-of-life care:

Do you offer any support to caregivers and other family members after a patient dies?

Providence Hospice and Home Care offers emotional support to caregivers and/or families for at least one year following the death of a loved one. Our Grief Support Services team offers support groups, individual assessments, counseling and special commemorative events.

For more information about our grief support services, please call (425) 261-4807.