Visitors must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and sign in at the reception desk before they can visit Agrace’s hospice inpatient units and other areas of our buildings.
Visitors must wear an N95/KN95 or Agrace-provided surgical mask while at Agrace. Visitors must wear a face mask any time they are interacting with an Agrace employee. The only times visitors may be without a mask are if they are eating or drinking in the cafe, in a patient room without Agrace staff present, or in an enclosed space (like a family kitchen) AND everyone is up-to-date with COVID vaccinations, including boosters, if eligible.
If you have any questions before visiting Agrace, please call (800) 553-4289
Managing Anxiety or Uneasy Feelings
Patients may feel symptoms of anxiety while receiving hospice care. Learn how your Agrace team can help to manage these uneasy feelings.
It is a feeling or deep sense that things are not right. You may feel uneasy and even uncomfortable. Anxiety is common and natural, but it can be very different from one person to another. We may not be able to make these feelings go away, but we can help you manage better, with or without using medicine.
What are some symptoms of anxiety?
Fear or worrying
Not being able to relax or get comfortable
Disturbing dreams or nightmares
Confusion, not able to concentrate
Problems paying attention
Rapid breathing or heartbeat
Feeling tense, shaking
What can you do to get relief from anxiety?
Do things that have helped relief your anxiety in the past.
Write down your thoughts and feelings.
Treat physical problems, such as pain, that can cause anxiety.
Do relaxing activities like deep breathing or yoga; play soothing music.
Keep things calm; take slow deep breaths.
Massage or have someone massage your arms, back, hands or feet.
Avoid alcoholic drinks and caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks).
Exercise: Go for a walk, get fresh air.
Reach out to family, friends and other members of your team.
Take life one minute at a time.
Use ordered medications, as prescribed.
What should you report to the hospice/supportive care team?
Feelings that may be causing your anxiety (For example, fear of dying, or worrying about family or money)
Concerns about your illness
Problems with your relationships with family or friends
Signs that anxiety is changing or getting worse
What can be done about anxiety?
The team will try to find the cause of your anxiety. We will talk with you and your primary care provider about options that may help.