“Every Life Has Meaning”

At Emmanuel Hospice, compassion is our calling, so we’ve grown to understand the end of life is a time of reflection. We recently launched a program designed to capture patient stories, memories, and words of wisdom as they near the end of life and reflect on the past. Hospice volunteer Karin Orr uses the resources […]

The 10 Best Tips for Interfaith Dialogue

As a faith-based hospice, It’s as natural for us to pray with our patients as it is to care for their physical needs. Our hospice ministry is called to provide physical, emotional and spiritual comfort to anyone diagnosed with an advanced illness. We know the importance of understanding diverse relationships. We know the beauty of difference through scripture and our experiences. Therefore, we strive […]

Hospice Music Therapy

By Miranda Eden, MT-BC As a Music Therapist relatively new to hospice care, I am truly enjoying the unique experiences I have on a daily basis. Music can comfort us, it can motivate us, assist with pain management, and open the door to reflection or communication. Music can impact many stages of life, e.g. the music […]

The “Heart” of Emmanuel Hospice

Our volunteers are the essence of the hospice philosophy of care that centers on bringing comfort, dignity and tranquility to the dying and their loved ones. As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we would like to recognize three of our many “big hearts.” Read below as they share their journey as an Emmanuel Hospice volunteer.   […]

What Services Does Hospice Provide?

Hospices offer end-of-life care for patients suffering from terminal disease or advanced age. Providing patient and family support, hospices look after individuals in their home or in a hospice facility, where they receive care from nurses, staff and volunteers. General Services Hospice      provides general services that include medical care, therapy and daily      task […]

Facts about Hospice Care Everyone Should Know

Hospice isn’t a place. It’s a type of care that focuses on living…living as fully as possible, up until the end of life. Hospice brings comfort, love, and respect to the patients and families they care for. Considered to be the model for high-quality, compassionate care at the end of life, hospice care involves a […]

Difference Between Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care both offer compassionate care to patients with serious illnesses, but they are not interchangeable. Palliative is always a component of hospice care, but palliative care is also a separate specialty. Definitions Palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms associated with the patient’s condition, for example pain, nausea and constipation. Hospice takes a […]

When to Start Hospice Care

The time to begin hospice care is a difficult and personal choice. Hospice care often involves an individual or family choosing to decline receiving further treatments that might cure an individual and instead begin focusing on making a person comfortable and as pain-free as possible. The right time to start hospice care is something only […]

What Services Does Hospice Provide?

Hospices offer end-of-life care for patients suffering from terminal disease or advanced age. Providing patient and family support, hospices look after individuals in their home or in a hospice facility, where they receive care from nurses, staff and volunteers. General Services Hospice provides general services that include medical care, therapy and daily task assistance. Nurses […]