What do you give a terminally ill cancer patient, a family member who is dying, or someone who is coping with end of life issues? I gathered an assortment of gifts and ideas that are comforting, inspiring, and practical. These gifts make life brighter and easier for a terminally ill patient, help you as the gift giver cope with the idea of dying from cancer, and include heartfelt messages of love and support.
This gift list includes helpful ideas and practical tips to help all patients heal from all types of surgery. I’m recovering from my second orthopedic surgery in less than a year, and have learned the best gifts for patients. No matter what type of surgery your friend or family member underwent, you’ll find something to help with healing here. I […]
Older men and women have everything they need; the best gifts help your older parents and grandparents feel close to you. These gifts for elderly mothers and fathers, aging parents and creaky grandparents will make both you and them happy as pie. Or birthday cake, I should say, with two scoops of ice cream!
These fitness gift ideas aren’t just for the “gym rat” in your life – they’re perfect for regular people who want to sprinkle a little health and wellness into their lives. The first gift is perfect for the young and fit, or even the middle-aged and not-so-fit… In my quest to collect fitness gifts that go beyond pedometers, I found the EatSmart […]
A combination of therapies works best – there isn’t just one holistic approach to hospice and palliative care. This list of different types of holistic therapies will help you create a care-based program for loved ones. In Living at the End of Life: A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most Common Questions, Karen Whitley Bell shares a comprehensive, insightful guide to […]
When someone you know has cancer, you feel helpless and powerless. Here’s what to say and how to help someone with cancer – these practical and specific tips are from a writer and cancer survivor. “When everyone else flees, be the one who stays,” writes Regina Brett in Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible. She says she’s […]