What Questions to Ask

How long does my loved one have/Will my loved one recover?

What caused the illness?

What can I expect when my loved one is dying/What does dying look like?

What if my loved one stops eating/Will my loved one starve?

Can my loved one hear me?

Will pain medications stop working if used too often?

Will the pain medications cause addiction?

What do I do if my loved one seems depressed?

Who can I talk to about insurance/financial concerns?

How can I get in touch with the doctor?

How do I get information about living wills?

How do/When should I make funeral arrangements?

How can I help the children understand what is happening?

Who can I speak to about religious/spiritual concerns?

Is withholding food and water/withdrawing care allowed?