Many people have negative feelings when they hear the word “hospice,” but Chaplain Joel Sund hopes to help change that. Hospice is a good thing!
Our chaplain gently knocked on the door and joined in on the visit. I slipped back into the periphery of the room and gave him space to share his talents and gifts.
At Brighton, hospice family care and patient care are one and the same. In this 3 part videos series, Scott Sater explains how Brighton makes that possible.
I’ve seen so many lives lost tragically. Some friends, but most of them were individuals I didn’t know. At that time, I was so devastated and heartbroken.
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