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 SocietySunday, December 9th, 2018 at 8:28am
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Pallium Canada's post.Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 12:35pm
Here's an interesting opportunity to affect the way we as a society deal with grieving in our more public spaces, in this case, at work.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, December 3rd, 2018 at 9:15am
This article explains very well how grief doesn't end with the funeral and how we need to stay present in our grieving friends' lives for the days, weeks, months and years after.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative & EOL Care's post.Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 4:02pm
With the flurry of requests lately for vigil support (something we do for the last 2 - 3 days of life), I can't help but wish that families would take advantage of our services, or at least connect with us about them, before those last final days.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, November 26th, 2018 at 12:26pm
New video of the scooter bequeathed to us by a special former client. Check it out and share with anyone you know who might be looking for a scooter.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, November 23rd, 2018 at 9:45pm
We have a mobility scooter for sale that was donated to the Nelson & Area Hospice Society. Check it out.

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