For Patients and Families
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Are you caring for someone with a serious illness? If so, you've come to the right place! 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/sonoma-marin 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 contact us or email us at email@example.com. We'd be honored to help!
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"I sent this website to my brother so he could read the articles too. Now he has a better idea of what we're dealing with so he and I can work together as a team."
"This website gives my patients clear, easy to understand information. It also saves me time, with an online referral form and links to online CMEs."
"When my uncle died, my aunt was so sad. The articles on this website helped us to help her. I'm very grateful for the support."
"I love my mother, but I couldn't do it all. The Community Programs pages on this site put us in touch with services so Mom could continue living at home."
"The folks at hospice were so understanding. They made my friend Mandy realize she wasn't alone, that there are people who can help."
"I knew we had to talk with my parents about their wishes should something go wrong. This website gave me ideas for starting the conversation."
"When Grandmother was in pain, hospice took care of her pain AND her anxiety. I loved their approach to treating the whole person."