Hearing that a loved one has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know what to say and how to help. Understanding more about MS can help, but the most important thing you can do is let them know that you are going to be there for them through it all.
As your loved one ages or becomes ill, they may need assistance with using the toilet. This may seem intimidating, but if you approach it with a matter-of-fact demeanor, it will be easier for both of you.
Joseph Hamman, or Joe as everyone knows him, is an accountant at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care of Dayton, OH. It’s a position he’s held since 2010. He oversees all aspects of the location’s financial management, including timesheets, payroll, and billing. Top IT skills and financial acumen are required.
Spring is right around the corner. Days will be longer, temperatures will be warmer, and families caring for a loved one with dementia will be able to enjoy some time getting a little exercise and soaking up the sun.
When someone learns that their kidney disease has advanced to the point where dialysis is required, it can be an upsetting and often overwhelming diagnosis. In the past, dialysis meant spending long hours at a dialysis center several times a week. But kidney dialysis at home is now an option for individuals who are determined to manage their own treatment.
When Susan’s ex-boyfriend died in a car accident, she was devastated by the loss. Friends and family were surprised and didn’t know how to support her. After all, they hadn’t spoken in years. Why was she so upset? Did she even have a right to be?
Susan was experiencing disenfranchised grief – and it’s more common than most people realize.