for caregivers

Being a caregiver for the first time to someone who has a life limiting illness can be scary, intimidating, tiring and even frustrating at times, but the hospice team is here to support you and give you the training needed to care for your loved one. Becoming a caregiver for a loved one allows you to educate yourself about serious illnesses while taking care of someone you love. The hospice team is not meant to take the place of the primary caregiver, but to supplement the care already being provided to the patient.

A hospice caregiver may provide physical care and comfort care to the patient.

Some responsibilities of physical care are:

Some examples of comfort care are: