The days ahead will be a challenge to you. An illness of one family member affects the entire family. Your family will go through many changes that you may find difficult. Penn Wissahickon Hospice is here to help you.
Don't forget yourself. It is important that you, the caregiver, take good care of your own health. Please ask your family physician how to keep yourself healthy. Eat properly - a balanced diet is essential for energy. Rest whenever possible.
Allow others to help. Often friends feel helpless because they do not know how to help you during this difficult time. Please let them know what they can do to make your life easier.
Feeling overwhelmed? Please call Penn Wissahickon Hospice. Our staff is available to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and our highly trained volunteers can provide many needed services.
It is the goal of Penn Wissahickon Hospice to help you help your loved one.
Nov 29, 2012 - For patients with advanced cancer in hospices, providing parenteral saline (1 liter per day) does not improve symptoms associated with dehydration, quality of life, or overall survival compared with placebo, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.