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, September 20th, 2017 at 5:14am
A very cool video of one of the last songs of Leonard Cohen. He pulls no punches about "leaving the table" ... and his realness hits home.
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Leonard Cohen - Leaving the Table
Music video by Leonard Cohen performing Leaving the Table. (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/MWSUzP
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared a link.Friday, September 8th, 2017 at 4:23pm
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyWednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 3:12am
A great way for caregivers to check in with themselves ...
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Life and Death Matters's post.Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 at 1:24pm
Thanks Castelgar Hospice for sharing this infographic on carers. The huge burden they bear is why we made sure to include a separate caregivers support plan as part of the Kalein Day Hospice Program.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, July 14th, 2017 at 2:07pm
The next series of the Kalein Day Hospice Program, in partnership with Nelson Hospice, begins Thursday, July 20. We know that many in our community missed our Open House in May so we're opening up the doors of the Day Hospice program again on July 20, from 11:30 - 1:30. Please come and enjoy our morning activity period, or enjoy lunch with us from 12:30 - 1:30. All information is on the poster ... take a look. Looking forward to sharing the gifts of the Day Hospice program with our community!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, July 14th, 2017 at 9:26am
We all deserve the opportunity to be loved right up to our dying moment and for our bodies to be cared for beyond death. So glad that this kind of practice is becoming more commonplace and is supported by professionals who can help.