Thursday, June 16, 2011

People when you need them! A hospice with personality!

People when you need them! A hospice with personality!

Welcome to Hospice of Southern Illinois newest venture, blogging! In celebration of 30 years of service in your community, we are excited to extend a blog to patients, families and friends. You will get an inside look at a not-for-profit, local hospice organization through stories, grief and support tips, updates on the news, pictures, and caregiver information from our doctor, nurses, volunteers, leaders in the organization and many more!

You might be wondering what is hospice and what is blogging? Let’s start with hospice. Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. Care is focused on pain and symptom management with a goal of enhancing the quality of life. Blogging is writing and sharing a specific topic in the form of an online journal. Hospice of Southern Illinois is bringing hospice and blogging together because we are trying to find a way to send our message further and tell them our story…

You may have a loved one or friend with a terminal illness, or you are seeking information on hospice for yourself. There is a chance that if you have not already experienced one of these scenarios, at some point in your life you will. From our experience we have observed that most patients and families do not know about hospice until they NEEDED it, or wish they could have had hospice SOONER. Help us share, educate, and reach out by subscribing to our blog and suggesting it to friends who will spread our message, Hospice of Southern Illinois is here to teach you what hospice is, what we are about, and what we can do for you! No one has to go through the dying process alone. Hospice can help!

Live well, laugh often, and love much,
Christine Juehne
Hospice of Southern Illinois
Community Education

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My name is Christine Juehne, and I have worked as a community educator for four years at Hospice of Southern Illinois, a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). I will be your hospice guru answering questions, covering stories, and informing you about all hospice topics. I welcome you to our blog! Follow our journey to stay committed to our mission, enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. If you have further questions about Hospice of Southern Illinois or general hospice questions please feel free to call 618-235-1703 or e-mail me at!  

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