end of life

Palliative Care’s Healing Powers for Caregivers, Too

Posted on 01/19/2012 by | Caregiving | Comments

CaregivingFive months ago, my 91-year-old mother suffered a massive stroke and spent six days in the palliative care unit of a Connecticut hospital. The specially trained physician, nurse, social worker, and pastoral counselor kept her pain-free until she died. What they did for me was equally remarkable: they nursed me, the emotionally and physically exhausted caregiver, through what felt like a slow motion death. Their kindness allowed me to heal more quickly than I believe I would have without palliative …

Inside E Street: Difficult Choices, Extraordinary Measures

Posted on 07/13/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeWe try to bring you news you can use here. Sometimes it isn’t fun, but this segment of Inside E Street highlights some of the choices you need to think about when we think of end-of-life care. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/67524056001?isVid=1