Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 Ways Hospice of Southern Illinois Celebrates Life

  • Compassion
Compassion is what the hospice team does best. They offer comfort, love and respect for the patient which allows the patient to reflect on their life journey without feeling stress that can be associated with the end-of-life experience. They can focus on what really matters in life to them!

  • Support System
Hospice becomes part of the support system which includes a team of physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, counselors, and volunteers. This additional support allows family and friends to remain the family and friends who celebrate the moments of life with their loved one, rather than be caregivers providing care during those special moments with their loved one. This also gives patients their support system back. They can live as actively as possible with their family and friends until they pass.

  • Family and Friends
Family and friends now have the opportunity to find relief, reduce stress and be the people celebrating life with the patient. Hospice gives them the opportunity to enjoy the precious time with their loved ones during the end-of-life journey they need and want.

  • Building Memories
The best way to celebrate life is reflect on our past memories and building new ones. Although the end-of-life is a unique time, beautiful memories can still be made. Hospice of Southern Illinois' mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Quality of life is all about building memories with those you love.

  • It’s About How You Live

The number one way hospice helps celebrate life is showing everyone that life is about how you live! Whether there is 60 years, 6 months or 6 breaths… the final moments are those cherished most. If Hospice of Southern Illinois helps others be pain free, peaceful and loved, the end-of-life journey was a serene one. It isn't about the length of time, but the moments that filled that time that matter most. 

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