Information and Resources

Information and Resources

 

Planning for a time when you cannot speak for yourself is​ not an easy subject to understand or even think about. No matter the age, you never expect this to happen to you or someone you love. However, the unexpected does happen — whether because of an ongoing or sudden illness, or an accident.

The following resources can help you plan for and understand what happens during critical, life-changing moments, including end-of-life care.


​Many of these files are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download and view these files.

Why You Should Talk About Dying
Advanced Care Planning and Other Legal Resources
Disease-Specific Information
Social Aspects of Care
Emotional and Mental Care
Spiritual and Religious Aspects of Care
Physical Care

Preparing for the Process of Death and Dying



Why You Should Talk About Dying

TED — Peter Saul: Let's Talk About Dying:
A video presentation encouraging people to discuss end-of-life care and dying with their family and friends. Saul addresses two questions:

  • In the event that you are too sick or injured to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you?
  • Have you talked to that person about what you want in terms of medical care?

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Advance Care Planning and Other Legal Resources

Disclaimer: Floyd does not provide legal or financial advice. However, these respected resources may offer you legal and planning information that does not require a purchase.

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Disease-Specific Information

Dementia (PDF)
Better Choices, Better Health Workshop: Helps people learn how to live with their chronic illness.

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Social Aspects of Care

Lotsa Helping Hands:
Connects volunteers and caregivers
Social Distress (PDF)

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Emotional and Mental Care

Grief and Mourning (PDF)
Managing Anxiety (PDF)
Managing Delirium
(PDF)
Managing Depression (PDF)
Preparing Children: Infants and Toddlers (PDF)
Preparing Children: Preschool, Ages 3 - 5 years
(PDF)
Preparing Children: School Age, Ages 6 -9 years (PDF)
Preparing Children: Preteens and Teens
(PDF)
Psychological Distress (PDF)
Self Care for the Caregiver
(PDF)
Floyd Behavioral Health

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Spiritual/Religious Aspects of Care

Spiritual Distress (PDF)

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Physical Care

Managing Constipation (PDF)
Managing Fatigue (PDF)
Managing Nausea and Vomiting (PDF)
Managing Pain (PDF)

Managing Restlessness/Agitation (PDF)
Managing Shortness of Breath (PDF)
Skin Care (PDF)

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Preparing for the Process of Death and Dying

Preparing for the Dying Process (PDF)
Food and Water (PDF)
Phases of Dying (PDF)

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Locations

Floyd Medical Center 


Contact

To schedule a meeting with a member of the palliative care team, call 706.509.5115 or ask your nurse or doctor for information.
 
 

 

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