Chapter 1: Considerations for a home death
It was a way for her to have a last decision. Finding out that she could be at home, die at home, that was a pretty big thing.
Many Canadians say they would like to die at home, probably
because home feels comfortable and familiar. Yet most of us aren’t aware of
what supporting a death at home might involve.
Is there a “best” place to die?
Deciding where to provide care toward the end of life can be a difficult decision, and you may find that you change your mind as circumstances change. There really is no one “right” answer. Ultimately, it’s most important that the person feels comfortable and that you have the support that you need.
What may help
If possible, talk about how you are feeling throughout this experience, as you will likely experience many different emotions. Seeking the support of people you feel comfortable confiding in may help to reduce feelings of isolation and may also lead to offers of help.