End of Life Care Giving

What It Means To Be a Caregiver at the End of Life

Coming to the end of life is as natural as living, and may be filled with mixed emotions, and times of reflection for both the dying person and care giver. There are losses for both the person who is dying and the person who is the care giver. Care givers often experience a variety of feelings, including:

• Loss, grieving the loss of the person who is sick, and feeling a sense of loss of your life before the illness.
• Acceptance of what is happening, including your role as a care giver with new demands and duties.
• Letting go of hopes for a long-term future with the person who is sick, of life before being a care giver. 
• Finding purpose and meaning in the experience. Providing care for someone who is dying can be personally rewarding even in the midst of grieving losses and balancing the demands of care giving. 


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