End of Life

Places Of Care

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1. Some people prefer to receive end-of-life care at home because





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Some people prefer to receive end-of-life care at home because family and friends can come and go freely, and making adjustments to ensure comfort and privacy may be easier than in a hospital. The patient may also experience less mental confusion and sleep more deeply when at home.

The potential benefits, however, must be carefully weighed against the resources available to family caregivers. Caring for someone near the end of life at home can be a big job -- physically, emotionally, and financially. Without adequate support from family members, friends and support services such as home care and hospice, many caregivers “burn out.”