Tag Archives: family

Supporting Loved Ones from a Distance (Part I)

Editor’s Note: The following is taken from the OSF Home Care Messages of Hope booklet, “When You are Far Away From a Loved One.” Because of our lifestyles, our work and many other factors, Americans now live hundreds or thousands of miles away from their families. When someone in our family dies, we may not […]

Importance of Rest for At-Home Caregivers

Contributed by Mary Garrison, RN, Palliative Care – OSF St. Joseph Medical Center If you’re a Baby Boomer or older, you probably remember a time when hospitals had very strict visiting hours for general medical and surgical patients and even more restricted visiting times for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Rarely was a […]