Part of caregiving for older or terminally ill care recipients cr is dealing with late stage care while the symptoms in the final stages of life vary by the cr and the condition there are some more common symptoms that caregivers can provide comfort for the following are tips to prepare for common late stage symptoms

Try: Common symptoms in end-of-life care drowsiness plan visits and activities for times when the cr is most alert becoming unresponsive many crs are still able to hear after they are no longer able to speak confusion about time place and persons speak calmly and slowly to help to re-orient the cr gently remind the cr when needed loss of appetite decreased need for food and fluids let the cr choose if and when to eat or drink keep the cr cr’s mouth and lips moist with products such as glycerin swabs and lip balm loss of bladder control keep the cr as clean dry and comfortable as possible place disposable pads on the bed beneath and consider adult diapers if needed skin becoming cool to the touch warm the cr with blankets but avoid electric blankets extra layers labored breathing breathing may be easier if the cr cr’s body is turned to the side and pillows are placed beneath the head and behind the back find a comfortable position

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Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

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References: Helpguide org

Keywords: End of life late stage symptoms

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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