End of Life

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is end-of-life care?
  2. Where is end-of-life care provided?
  3. Where can I get more information about end of life?
  4. What are some tips to help a dying person get relief from pain?
  5. What pain medications are typically used near the end-of-life?
  6. What kinds of physical discomfort might a dying person face?
  7. If a dying person has dementia, how could that affect his or her behavior?
  8. If a dying person has delirium, how could that affect his or her behavior?
  9. What mental or emotional issues might a dying person face?
  10. What are some ways to address a dying person’s mental and emotional distress?
  11. What are tips on communicating with a dying person?
  12. What is palliative care?
  13. What is hospice care?
  14. What end-of-life services can be provided at home?
  15. What type of care is provided at a nursing home?
  16. What type of care is provided at an in-patient hospice center?
  17. What type of care is provided in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU)?
  18. What are advance directives and who should have them?
  19. What resources do people use to pay for end-of-life care?
  20. How are costs for nursing home care covered?
  21. How are costs for palliative care covered?
  22. How are costs for hospice care covered?
  23. What are common health care questions that may come up as a patient nears the end of life?
  24. What is respite care and how can it help caregivers?
  25. What community-based services can caregivers turn to for help?
  26. How can caregivers enlist the help of friends and family?
  27. What are some common signs that death is near?
  28. What should you do right after someone dies?
  29. How is a death certified?
  30. What are some common signs of grief?
  31. What resources are available to help with grief?

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