The holidays are here and I have some extra time to visit my extended family. They’re the part of my family that I don’t often see. One person I plan on visiting is my aunt – who is in her final days on hospice care with Crossroads. I’m very nervous because I haven’t seen her in a few years, and I don’t know what to expect and I especially don’t know what to say. What do I say and how do I approach this? Do you have any advice on how to be respectful but also not a burden?
I have two full time jobs: a stay-at-home mom to six kids and caregiver to a dying mother. There is simply not enough time in the day for me to get it all done. I get somewhat of a break while the kids are at school, but once they get home and on the weekends, our home erupts into chaos. It’s a lot for me to handle and I know it is for my mother as well, who I want to see live out her final days in peace.
I’m feeling overwhelmed and there is not enough time in the day. What can I do?
My father’s health has been declining in recent months, and one of my friends recommended that I look into hospice care. I’m still learning about what hospice care means and what kinds of services a place like Crossroads can provide – both to my father and to me in this trying time. I want the best possible care for him, but I’m nervous about what comes next. Can you tell me more about Crossroads and what sets it apart?