How to Advocate Effectively, Take Care of Yourself, and Be Present for the Death of a Loved One
When we are thrust into the role of caregiver for a loved one who is in the process of dying, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Yet it’s a situation millions of us face every year with virtually no sort of preparation or guidance. In Graceful Exit, Dr. Gustavo Ferrer offers an all-in-one resource for anyone tasked with terminal-care management for a loved one—a guide through the medical, legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of dying and death.
Dr. Ferrer shares the essential steps for preparing for the death of a loved one in a way that can be tailored for each unique situation. Through checklists, plans, and step-by-step instructions, he offers clear and compassionate guidance for the most difficult issues, including: What are your rights under Medicare and health insurance? When should you bring your family together? How can you be a caregiver without burning yourself out? What are the pros and cons of advanced medical treatment vs hospice at end of life? And most importantly, how you can prepare to say goodbye in a way that brings healing, closure, and peace—how to prepare for a Graceful Exit.