Medical Concerns

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Very few families have experience caring for a loved one who is seriously ill. It can be daunting at first. You may be concerned that your relative is not eating enough. Or you may be worried about managing pain.

In this section of our online library, we include caregiving tips, suggestions for talking with the doctor, and an overview of the different programs that might help.

And, because it is often a source of anxiety for patients and families, we provide a description of the last few days of life. Knowing what to expect can go a long way toward easing your mind as you face the prospect that your loved one may not survive this illness.