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 SocietyMonday, August 20th, 2018 at 7:39am
An interesting perspective on the gaps in assisted dying laws from a country that has legalized it for a long time now.
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Nelson & District Hospice Society shared BC Centre for Palliative Care's post.Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 3:54pm
It's really good to see that the drive for efficiency not overtake our human drive to help people.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyFriday, August 17th, 2018 at 2:40pm
How many times have you heard this a funeral or memorial? Such a powerful song, in this recording, sung by the most powerful voice. Turn it up and listen to the whole thing and you can see how a voice can transport a group of people to another place. RIP Aretha.
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Amazing Grace - Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings [Live] Audio CD Original Release Date: May 4, 1999 Among Aretha aficionados, Amazing Grace has long ...
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyThursday, August 16th, 2018 at 12:18pm
I’ve probably posted this book before, but this line caught my eye today: “A dead body is alive in a new way, a busy place full of activity.” A refreshing and intimate look at the dying process.
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyTuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 9:28pm
Have you ever heard of a "legacy letter"? Sounds like something that we can all do to relieve anxieties around death ... and live more fully!
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Nelson & District Hospice SocietyMonday, July 30th, 2018 at 9:31am
“For me, it’s a way of having my soul and my role aligned.” I know this will speak to all of those who are involved in hospice care. This article gives a great perspective on how hospice workers manage to thrive in an environment where grief and death are ever-present.