Dying is hard work

“—not the physical part, but that part which is the inside of me, the work about who I am, who I have been, and who I will be.”

– David Kuhl, What Dying People Want

 

Dear Hospice,

“Thank you and your team for all you did for Bob and me. It made it all so much easier. We grew to love the two volunteers you sent. Their approach to Bob was different and exactly right. They were so unstinting with their time. Two remarkable human beings! Thank you for staying in touch.”
~Laura

Caring for those who are suffering,

“whether or not they are dying, wakes us up. It opens up our hearts and our minds. It opens us up to the experience of wholeness.”

-Frank Ostaseski


Mission Statement

Providing practical, emotional and spiritual support to individuals and their loved ones through the stages of dying, death and bereavement.

Hospice palliative care aims to make the last months of life comfortable, peaceful and dignified for patients and their caregivers by providing care, support, respite and advocacy. Our trained Hospice volunteers work as part of a caregiving team that could include community home nursing, doctors, hospital and facility staff, social workers and spiritual leaders.

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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 1:33am
Many of us have been there ... an unexpected moment (or moments) or profound grief creeping up seemingly out of nowhere. Here is a brief explanation of what that's all about and how to handle it.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, February 14th, 2020 at 7:06pm
Anyone who has lost a child to suicide knows how life doesn't seem livable after that moment ... here is a story of how one parent survived.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a photo.Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 at 6:29pm
Save the date! On April 16, we will have an open house here at Nelson & District Hospice Society to help you start, consider or complete your Advance Care Plans!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 5:53pm
It's not often we post humorous pieces on this page, but this one was funny and educational too. What NOT to do when sitting by the bedside of someone who is dying:
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a post.Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 9:34pm
Come and check out our new office!
Open House - Tea & Coffee 1 pm - 4 pm
Thursday, January 30th
# 102B - 518 Lake Street, Nelson
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, January 29th, 2020 at 9:14pm
Come and check out our new office!
Open House - Tea & Coffee 1 pm - 4 pm
Thursday, January 30th
# 102B - 518 Lake Street, Nelson