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Approaching The Dying Process
As a person approaches the dying process, a natural slowing down of the body’s physical and mental systems occur. This process is different for each individual and may vary from hours to days, weeks and even months.
Dying is a process, a natural slowing down of the body’s systems. This process is different for each and every individual and the duration may vary from hours to days.
Emotional and Spiritual Preparation for the End of Life
Dying is an emotional and spiritual journey. Each person involved may feel a wide range of emotions. You and the person facing the end of life may experience emotional and spiritual reactions as you prepare for death. The following feelings are normal reaction and part of that preparation process.
Your Arbor Hospice Team
The hospice interdisciplinary care approach promotes and provides optimal care with the patient and family being an important part of the process. The patient and family direct all care.
How Volunteers Might Help
Volunteer assistance can be a great support to many patients and families receiving hospice care.
Journaling is one way to express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences through writing or audio taping. Journaling is a safe, personal and private activity that may help you release stress and clear your mind.
Nearing Death Awareness
Nearing death awareness is a special communication of the dying. It usually occurs when patients are approaching or are in the dying process. Most patients who have signs of nearing death awareness are more peaceful after the experience.
Practical Considerations at The End of Life
Following a death, there are many things that must be done by family members or representatives of the deceased. These can be difficult times for all concerned, and many issues may be more easily dealt with before death occurs.
Questions for my Arbor Hospice Team
We encourage you to call Arbor Hospice any time you have questions or concerns.
The Role of the Arbor Hospice Spiritual Care Team
Illness affects not only our bodies but also every part of our lives. When your body is affected by illness, your emotional and spiritual needs may also change.
Volunteers founded Arbor Hospice and many of the hospices throughout the United States. Arbor Hospice volunteers are a group of highly trained, motivated, caring individuals with a broad range of life experiences.
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