Advice from a Special Patient When Jennifer first started with Brighton in Oregon, one patient specifically touched her heart in a way she will never forget. While getting to know each other, they discovered that they were kindred spirits with many things in common. Jennifer provided the very best care to her, as with all…
Why? Why do we even do this job? The answer to this question is captured best by our clients. They are our “why,” as this video explains through their own stories. These three stories are told from the perspective of those left behind in the wake of great loss. Each is one example of hundreds of stories we hear from our clients every single day. It can be a difficult job, but this is what makes it all worthwhile.
Why Do We Need Chaplains? There is inner pain that cannot be healed with medication.
Hospice volunteering is not about having a certain set of skills you can bring, it’s about making someone feel valued and cared for. Watch this video to learn what you could do as a volunteer.
The employees at Brighton Hospice are eager to go above and beyond. Mary Buth explains how this affects patients and their families.
Board-Certified Music Therapist, Mandi Vestegen, sings, “We’ll Meet Again,” a favorite with the patients she visits in hospice care.
Why become a hospice volunteer? Jodie, a Brighton Hospice volunteer, explains why she did, and what it’s like to be a volunteer in this short video.
Valerie, a chaplain for Brighton Hospice, relates a fond memory of working with a patient who had dementia, as many of our patients do. In this video, Valerie explains why she feels it’s an honor to treat these individuals.
When you do hospice work, you just can’t take life for granted anymore. It gives you perspective and aligns your priorities.
It’s a good idea for everyone to have a health care directive, because the best time to start talking about end-of-life decisions is today.