Caring for the Caregiver

alt A frequently overlooked principle of care giving involves “Caring for the Caregiver.” If you are the caregiver, you must take care of yourself to be effective in caring for your loved one. Try to get adequate rest, eat properly and take time to meet your own physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Even with hospice services in place, you remain the primary caregiver which is a round the clock job. Your loved one will become weak and depend upon you to meet their basic physical needs. You will be an important part of the team that keeps your loved one comfortable. Family and friends may also volunteer to help, and although their help might be hard to accept, they can provide relief if around-the-clock care becomes necessary. Hospice also has a “home maker” that can help do light housekeeping, laundry, prepare light meals and run errands if needed. Our hospice nurses and social workers are available 24 hours a day, every day.

Referrals are accepted 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.

Pathway Hospice- Greenville - 864.312.6825
Referral / Intake Fax Number - 864.312.6812

Pathway Hospice - Columbia - 803.391.3146
Referral / Intake Fax Number - 803.391.3194