Caring for a senior can be extremely taxing, both physically and emotionally.  And when they become terminal, things only get worse.  The Hospice Foundation of America has some useful advice, the most important of which is that hospice caregivers do not provide full-time care.  Rather, they typically come in several times per week for a short visit to check on the patient’s condition and adjust medications if needed.  For full time help, you will need to turn to a Home Care Aide (HCA) company like Family inHome Caregiving.  In Monterey County, there are helpful services like Hospice of the Central Coast, Heartland Hospice and VNA Hospice.  It is very important that in addition to keeping your loved one comfortable, you need to take care of yourself.

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