When we are at the crossroads of life, we tend to look back of what we did and reflect whether we have accomplished our lifelong mission or not. In the midst of our reflections and meditations, we tend to feel regret for the chances we missed and sometimes we get frustrated of the things that we did not do. These are normal feelings that each senior who are living their last days.
To avoid this, hospice care provides a spiritual team that will guide the patient and the family to the right path. Regret and disappointments are normal but if we can redirect our mind to the right path, we can avoid feeling sorry for the kind of life that we used to have.
Reflect on your life and your relationship with the higher being
It does not matter what your religion is. When it comes to the end-of-life care, we are all bound to call on someone supreme that we believe in. This is an inevitable part of hospice care. This is to help you realize the state you are in and give you the strength to accept the situation. Perhaps science cannot cure you anymore but there is something greater waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.
Priests, chaplains and other spiritual leaders will help you reflect on your life. Through meditations and prayers, you will be able to discern the things that you have done in your life. You will come to realize whether you have lived a meaningful life and if you have already accomplished your mission on this earth. Having this gift of discernment will help you reconcile the past and the present.
Spiritual support can also be given by family and friends
The good thing about hospice care is that it is a joint effort of both the patient and the care home providers. For example, our Hospice Care at Faith Comfort Care Home, we provide you a medical team, spiritual team and other people necessary to prepare you for the end. But it should not end there.
After each session, we encourage family and friends to be with their senior loved ones. Spiritual healing can only be done if both the patient and the family can accept what is bound to happen. Together, as a family, you will come to realize that this is part of life and acceptance and forgiveness for all the shortcomings of our loved ones is necessary.
How can you provide spiritual support?
It does not take much to do this. Spending time with them, being present and asking supportive questions can go a long way. Knowing that your senior loved one can be gone any time now, you have to be with them all the way. In this manner, you can talk to them and converse with them if they still have some stories to share or the pain they are feeling is unbearable.
Hospice care is a tough act to handle. It needs someone who has a strong willpower and personality in order to withstand the emotional stress it brings. But if you have enough spiritual support with you, you can surely get by.
For more information about hospice care and care homes, consult our staff and caregivers at Faith Comfort Care Home, a trusted name in Care Homes in Texas. For details, you can check our website at www.faithresidentialcarehome.net or call us today at 469-684-2837