Avoiding the topic of what comfort is, or the talk of what a good death is, can be the greatest disservice to the dying person.
Hospice is about treating the entire family. Jen Blazek explains how this accomplished by Brighton Hospice.
Valerie talks about the fundamental desires we all share, regardless of different beliefs, and how the services provided by a chaplain can also help those who don’t consider themselves spiritual.
These vigil volunteers quietly enter in during the finale of life, providing a calm and attentive presence to people in their last days to hours with us. They exude the grace, beauty, and compassion we should all be so fortunate to be wrapped in as death approaches.
At Brighton, rather than claiming we are the best, we say we strive to be the best. Sarah Ahlman explains why this mentality makes a big difference at for our Hospice.
American society is considered a death-denying culture. In general, we do not like to think about, talk about, or acknowledge death as an inevitable reality. While logically we understand that we will all die someday, it is generally a topic that is uncomfortable, and swept under the rug
Emma Collins grew up in Liberia but had to flee the country due to civil war. She never imagined she’d find herself in the United States as a Certified Nursing Assistant, but she’s very glad she has.
I frequently get asked how I can handle working in hospice. In all honestly, I can’t see myself doing anything else for the rest of my career.
Working in hospice changed Travis as a person, because it taught him the value of cherishing each day. Serving people in hospice care provides an opportunity to impact someone’s life each and every day. It becomes a true honor to be a part of that person’s, as well their family’s, memories.
Dementia/Alzheimer’s takes so much from so many. But I believe there are things that it cannot take. It cannot rob the memories of the patient’s survivors. It cannot deplete true love. It does not have the last say.