Working while Grieving: 5 Coping Strategies

Russ Krengel Caregivers

When you lose a loved one, it can feel like the world has shifted on its axis. You may find it difficult to contemplate returning to your daily routine, including going back to work. If your world has been disrupted by grief, you shouldn’t expect to be able to fall back into your work groove right away. The grieving process …

Making Peace with the Grieving Process

Russ Krengel Caregivers

Dealing with grief can be a challenging process. If you have ever lost someone close to you, you’ll know this from experience. For friends and family members of hospice patients, grief is a part of life, one you will become acquainted with at some point, if not already. Grief can be an ongoing process even before you experience loss, especially …

5 Quotes About Life and Death

Russ Krengel Caregivers, Patients

You matter because you are you, and you matter to the end of your life. We will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die. Cicely Saunders I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or …

5 Tips for Caregivers

Russ Krengel Caregivers

If you’re caring for a person with a terminal illness, you’ve encountered the unique challenges of balancing your life with hospice care. While it’s important to provide the best care possible for your loved one, it’s equally important to care for yourself. Providing for someone else’s needs without paying attention to your own can lead to burnout, so be sure …