Resources for Care Givers

The role of the hospice care social worker is an important one and can often be overlooked. Hospice care social workers show up when patients are living in their final months. Most patients enter hospice care with six months or less left to live. In hospice, focus is put on to the remaining life left to live, but also recognizing the anxiety and fear that can creep in with the recognition that life is ending. Hospice care social workers help patients handle this recognition and live the best possible life in the time that they have left.

Having a conversation about hospice care is never an easy one. However, how you approach the subject could mean the difference between a fruitful conversation or something a little more difficult. It's not always as easy as putting yourself in the other person's shoes because...

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