How to Handle Being a Caregiver in Milan TN to a Terminally Ill Individual

Caring for a terminally ill person can be overwhelming and stressful.  Care can be necessary for weeks, months, and even years.  How long a person has left, it is your job as a caregiver to ensure that they spend their last bit of time in a state of comfort.Caregiver Milan TN

It is often hard to accept that someone we love is dying.  We cannot stop someone from dying but we can help them have a better quality of life for their time remaining. Understanding a disease, the symptoms, and the measures you can take to manage the illness, is the best way to help someone who is terminally ill.

One of the main roles as caregiver to someone who is terminally ill, is pain management.  Many people suffer in unnecessary pain due to the belief that large doses of medication will sedate them to the point of functioning normally.  The key to pain management is to stay ahead of it instead of chasing after it.

A caregiver need not go through the end of life process of a loved one alone.  There is financial, practical, and emotional support available for both you, and the person you are caring for.

Financial Support

The person you care for may be eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • A person under 65 who needs help with personal care or getting around may be eligible for Disability Living Allowance.
  • A person 65 or older, who needs personal care assistance, may be eligible for Attendance Allowance.
  • A person under state pension age who has an illness or disability affecting their ability to work may be eligible for Employment and Support Allowance.

As a caregiver, you may be eligible to receive Carer’s Allowance.  If the person you care for goes into the hospital, you can receive this for up to 12 weeks and 4 weeks if they go into a care home.

Practical Support

The social services department of your local Trust will provide you with a range of social care services and equipment for those who are terminally ill.  The person you provide care for is entitled to a health and social care assessment.  As the caregiver, you are entitled to a carer’s assessment.

Emotional Support

We often get emotional support from friends or family, but sometimes it is helpful to talk to a professional counselor or support groups of other caregivers in the same type of situation.

The best way to handle being a caregiver to someone, who is terminally ill, is to focus on making them comfortable in relation to their pain and to help them live by continuing to do some of the activities they enjoy with them.

If you or a loved one are considering caregiver services, please contact us for more information. Sitters Etc. Home Care serves Jackson, Bolivar, Humboldt, Milan, Medina, Lexington, Brownsville, Alamo, Bells, Martin, Union City, Paris, McKenzie, Trenton and the surrounding communities.

About Beau Brothers

In the late 1990s, Beau Brothers and his family in northeast Arkansas encountered the same frustrating dilemma that many families face when seeking qualified in-home assistance for a loved one. “When my grandmother began needing help at home on a full-time basis, we couldn’t find licensed, bonded and insured caregivers,” Beau recalls. “None of the Caregivers were officially managed or trained, nor were they even screened for a history of criminal involvement. My family and I had very little peace of mind that my grandmother’s needs were being met. From this experience, we realized a real opportunity to help other people in a similar situation.”

Beau and Kimberly Brothers have vested their time and energies toward providing the BEST CARE in the non-medical homecare field. Beau and Kimberly are both graduates of Arkansas State University where Beau attained a BSA in Accounting and Kimberly a BSA in Education. After several years of teaching, Kimberly decided to work with Sitters Etc. and assist in the expansion to Memphis, Little Rock, Chattanooga, and subsequent offices. Her personal experience with caregivers was a very positive one, when her father received hospice care for a period of time, and she found that COMPASSIONATE caregivers are sometimes the best medicine for one facing the end of life’s journey and for the family enduring the pain of loss.

Because of both their personal experiences, Beau instills in all of his employees and his family the DO IT BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE motto.

On March 17, 2009, Miss Isabella Diana Brothers joined Beau and Kimberly to expand their family to three! Isabella joined the world very early and spent over one month in the neonatal intensive care unit at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Weighing only 2 pounds, 12 ounces at her birth, she is now an active four-year-old with an inquiring mind!

Beau, Kimberly, and Isabella Brothers attend Brentwood Baptist Church. They happily reside in the Westhaven community of Franklin, just south of Nashville.

Beau and Kimberly understand they are blessed to work together in managing the day-to-day operations and the expansion of Sitters Etc.

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