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Tips for the Care-receiver


Pray and spend time realizing you’re in the presence of God. “Forgive” him for what has happened to you.

Don’t waste your time or energy on things that don’t matter.

Forgive others . . . and yourself.

Take advantage of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and the Eucharist.

Continue to make happy memories with your loved ones.

Accept the fact that life isn’t fair.

Take care of yourself: rest, eat properly, and get some exercise when you’re able.

Thank your caregivers and pray for them.

Accept help, in whatever form you need it.

If your condition is terminal, talk with and help prepare your loved ones whom you will be leaving behind.

If your condition is terminal, take comfort knowing that you will be rejoining loved ones who have gone before you.

Thank God for your life, including a soul that will never die.

Perhaps now more than any other time in your life, pay attention to the final words of the Hail Mary: “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

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