What do the final hours of death look like? How do I know it is near? I have been asked these questions over and over during my years as a Hospice nurse. Although each one of us is different, there are signs that the end is near.

In this month’s posts, you will learn the signs that the body is transitioning and approaching death. In addition, you will receive suggestions to ease these transitions for both the one departing and those left behind.

I am also including “The Beauty Queen” which is an especially touching story of one of my patients whose final days brought out in her and her family great insight and peace into what is really important in life.

I wish all of the mothers a beautiful Mother’s Day.