For Patients and Families
We have created this website as a family caregiver resource, to help the seriously ill and their families learn how to live as comfortably as they can within the context of their disease. Whether you need tips on handling the medical and physical aspects of care (e.g., pain management, nutrition and eating), are concerned about emotional or spiritual issues (e.g., grief, hope, family conflict), or simply want to know about important legal and financial decisions, seriousillness.org/slc is the place to turn. We even have a listing of local, state, and national programs that offer services and support.
It's true. Caring for an ailing family member can be one of the saddest and most difficult experiences in a family's history together. Yet, it can also be one of a family's most fulfilling, meaningful, and intimate experiences. A lot of love, and even laughter, can be shared as the patient and family learn to live fully now while preparing for tomorrow. It's a balancing act, to be sure. But with education and support, you can enhance the quality of all the time you have left together, whether it's years, months, weeks, or days.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (315) 265-3105 or email us at email@example.com. We'd be honored to help!
- Volunteer training course begins May 21
- Dr. Louis LaGrand to Speak about Grief, May 29 and 31 at Trinity Church in Potsdam
- Camp Healing Hearts, June 28
Volunteer training course begins May 21
Our next volunteer training course will begin on May 21 at the Massena.
Dr. Louis LaGrand to Speak about Grief, May 29 and 31 at Trinity Church in Potsdam
In this presentation Dr. LaGrand will help those grieving a loss understand the danger of storing hurt and not dealing with it as soon as possible. Dr. LaGrand will normalize the wide variety of ways people experience grief and can strengthen their inner lives. He will also discuss a number of ways mourners can change the focus of their thoughts, "change the channel". Click here for more information.
May 31: Dr. LaGrand will present his nine proven survival skills to cope with loss. These include:
2. Discover and Grieve Secondary Losses
3. Express what is written
4. Do Something-Take Action
5. Start New Routines and Traditions
6. Learn to Love in Separation: Strive to be More Loving
7. Turn on the Relaxation Response without the Guilt
8. Learn to Shift your Inner Focus
9. trust Mystery and the Unseen
Camp Healing Hearts, June 28
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