Caregiver Educational Resources

Our team continues to research and implement the best treatment options available. At Honor Hospice, we believe in empowering families and individuals and as such we have created Honor Hospice’s caregiver educational resource library. This library is intended to enable and empower caregivers to assist in their loved one’s care and gain insight into some of the common aspects of end of life care seen in many hospice patients.

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Click on the links below to open and view the resources we have created to assist you in providing the best possible care to your loved one.

Navigating the Final Weeks and Days

As serious illness progresses, an individual’s body functions may change as systems weaken. This may include physical changes, cognitive changes, and behavioral changes. As families navigate the profound and challenging journey of the final weeks and days with a loved...

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Creating a Safe Home Environment

Ensuring a safe and supportive home environment is paramount when caring for patients, particularly in hospice and end-of-life care settings. This comprehensive guide outlines key strategies and practices to create a secure and nurturing atmosphere for both caregivers...

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Morphine in Hospice Care

Understanding Morphine Use in Hospice CareIn hospice care, the focus is on providing comfort, dignity, and quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses. Morphine is an essential medication used to manage pain and improve the overall well-being of patients...

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Helping Children Through Grief

Losing a loved one is an inevitable part of life, but it can be especially challenging for children who may struggle to understand and process the concept of death. As caregivers, it is crucial to provide them with the support, guidance, and love they need during this...

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Commonly Used Hospice Medications

Medications can be an essential component of hospice care and vary depending on the patient’s needs and medical condition. All medications related to the terminal illness are fully covered under the hospice benefit Below, we will provide a brief overview of some of...

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When is it Time For Hospice Care?

When is It Time to Choose Hospice?   We understand choosing hospice is one of the most important decisions you will make. Appropriate and timely enrollment in hospice increases the likelihood that individuals and their families can benefit from the comfort and...

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Administering Medications

Medications are a common tool used to manage pain and other troubling symptoms in hospice care. However, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of the medications prescribed to you. This includes knowing how much to take, when to take them, why you are using...

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Nutrition & Hydration

NUTRITION Nutrition is the consumption of calories necessary to nourish the body. HYDRATION Hydration is the consumption of fluids necessary to nourish the body As individuals become sicker and approach end of life, nutrition and hydration requirements may change....

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Dementia

WHAT IS DEMENTIA? Dementia is a broad term used to group multiple brain disorders that lead difficulty in thinking as well as memory problems. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia which generally is first noticed when memory problems arise....

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Managaing Pain

WHAT IS PAIN? Pain is whatever an individual says it is and an understanding of the pain that can only be felt and defined by that person. While pain affects the individual experiencing it, it also can affect the loved ones and caregivers surrounding the individual....

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Bereavement & Grief

BEREAVEMENT & GRIEF: AN OVERVIEW Bereavement is the situation in which someone you care about has died; grief is the natural response your body has to the loss including thoughts, behaviors, feelings, and physiological reactions. The intensity and pattern of...

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