Coping with Illnesses

If you or a loved one are living with a serious illness, we at Capital Caring understand just how challenging this can be and we want you to know that you are not alone.

Custom Care with You in Charge

When is it time to consider Capital Caring’s comprehensive services? There can be a natural hesitation when it comes to picking up the phone to ask for help. If you are considering accessing our services, it’s likely because you want experienced, high quality, comprehensive care to stay in your home. This does not just mean expert medical care. It may also mean emotional and spiritual support. You or your loved one may be experiencing one or more of the following challenges. If so, it’s time to call us.

Significant Pain

Significant pain may include physical, emotional or spiritual pain. Physical pain can be managed through Palliative Care with the help of our over 20 board-certified doctors. For more information on our palliative care expertise, click here. Emotional or spiritual pain can be addressed through Point of Hope Counseling, where you can work with licensed social workers, certified chaplains and counselors.

Unintended Weight Loss

If you have lost a significant amount of weight over the past few months and have a marked loss of appetite, it may be time to call Capital Caring. A lack of appetite is your body’s way of saying that it is too tired to digest food, which could signal a serious health problem.


If you are consistently having a hard time getting to sleep, or staying asleep, you may benefit from our services. Getting sound sleep is important for you to function well during the day, especially in the face of a serious disease or illness.


If you have persistent exhaustion, even after a full night’s sleep, you likely could use Capital Caring support in your home. When formerly simple tasks, such as picking up your purse, doing light housework or getting up from your chair, start to feel strenuous, it’s time to ask for help.


Breathlessness, or what is medically known as “dyspnea” (disp-nee-uh), can be uncomfortable, exhausting and frightening. Simply put, it means you are frequently out of breath and may require oxygen.

Loss of Mobility

Lack of mobility is frustrating for many people who have always enjoyed their independence. If you find it difficult to walk to the bathroom at night or to your car in the parking lot, climb stairs, or use a walker or cane, these are signs that Capital Caring might be able to help. We have care teams to help you manage your day-to-day life by running errands for you, providing physical and occupational therapy, and offering general support with activities of your daily living.

Too Many Visits to the ER

When you start to feel your life revolves around your illness, call our Care Navigators. We can help you examine your options to get coordinated comprehensive care, rather than exhausting yourself between doctors’ visits, picking up prescriptions and worrying about the next emergency. If you have been to the hospital more than once in the last few months, or have frequently visited your local emergency room or urgent care center, please give us a call today!

Emotional Distress

As you cope with a serious illness, you may experience feelings of loss, emotional distress, fear and depression. It is common to feel sad, anxious and grief-stricken as your day-to-day life begins to change. The truth is, living with an advancing disease is tough. Capital Caring is here to help you navigate this emotional terrain with our Point of Hope Counseling. We have some of the finest counselors and spiritual staff in the region who can sit down and lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on, as well as some words of support. Please don’t wait. If you think you or a loved one are in need of our services, call us today.

Reach out to one of our care experts today.