I like to think that what I do as a hospice chaplain is help others shed light on the abstractions of life. I hope to begin the healing and reconciliation.
A hospice volunteer come from any walk of life, but each plays an invaluable role in providing support to our hospice patients and their families.
Social worker Tanya Shultz explains how Brighton Hospice looks at each patient individual to determine what care they truly need; not just what is mandated by Medicare.
I have worked in hospice care for 13 years and in that time I have found that hospice is vastly misunderstood. Most people believe that hospice is for the last few days of life, which it is; however, some patients we have for quite a long time.
What does one say when the doctor unexpectedly announces it’s time to go on hospice? I had watched him change from a strong, tall, virile man to a frail, thin one, who struggled to walk across a room.