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 Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, November 7th, 2019 at 9:53am
Alison Gozna, a Nelson resident and the daughter of the patient at the heart of this story, shared this with us and we want to share it with our network. The story gives a very common example of how MAID’s requirements can make the decision around timing of one’s assisted death a challenging one. As was pointed out in the news segment, more discussion around MAID is needed. What do you think?
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, November 5th, 2019 at 6:10pm
This is a view of some of the wonderful work our Hospice Volunteers did at their monthly gathering, facilitated by Amelia from Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. It's a look at how the work of "caring" impacts us ... using the lifecycle of the Salmon as our metaphor.
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 11:03am
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Nelson & District Hospice Society updated their cover photo.Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at 10:13am
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, October 28th, 2019 at 9:55pm
A great showing from
Nelson & District Credit Union
as a Champion Sponsor of this year's Work-a-Thon!
Nelson & District Hospice Society
Nelson & District Hospice SocietySunday, October 27th, 2019 at 3:39pm
Thanks to everyone who raked, took away leaves and fruit, and put gardens to bed today for our annual Workathon fundraiser... what a gorgeous day and what hardworking volunteers!