Support to Sustain You
Some feel privileged to serve a loved one at their most vulnerable time. Many also feel afraid, tired and overwhelmed at times. And most people feel it all in one day. It's okay; these feelings are normal. The important thing is to have the tools and resources you need to cope with the natural ebb and flow of your emotions.
Please find the support you need in the links below, and be sure to share them with family and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who takes care of my loved one?
- How does hospice manage pain?
- Do we need special equipment at home before hospice begins?
- Are food and water withheld?
- Are all hospices the same?
- If my loved one gets better, can we return to regular medical treatment?
- Do you assist our family after our loved one dies?
- How much does hospice cost?
Phone Support 24/7
A nurse will answer your phone call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Each person’s journey is unique, but there are some common signs that appear as your loved one's health and independence decline. Your Hospice Care Team will help you understand signs to watch for and what to expect. Please call us with any questions, or to report any changes in your loved one’s condition. When you call, please be ready to tell the nurse:
- You loved one’s name
- Your care team color
- Your name
- Your phone number
Community Resources and Agencies
- A Place for Mom
- Administration on Aging
- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
- Aging with Dignity
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- AdventHealth Home Care
- Jewish Family Services of Orlando
- The Alzheimer’s Association
- Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
- Osceola Council on Aging – Serving All of Osceola County, Florida
- Orange County Commission on Aging: Senior Services
- Meals on Wheels | Orange County
- Meals on Wheels | Sanford, FL.
- Seminole County Committee on Aging