Many families benefit from putting their parents in hospice care for the last few months or years of their life. Other families are totally against this, and prefer to allow a dying loved one to remain at home or with family who can look after the person. Whatever the situation, itâ€™s always best to try to adhere to that personâ€™s wishes.
For those who might be struggling with the idea of, for example, putting a grandparent in an â€œend-of-lifeâ€ care facility, take heart in knowing that hospices allow for liberal family visits and staff at these centers generally do their best to take care of your dying patients. Some say these facilities can even improve the quality of life for someone who is dying and help the patient deal with the process peacefully. Review different options to find a good match for your parent, and make sure itâ€™s located in a place where family members can visit easily. The Hospice Foundation of America website is a great resource.