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Preparing for a Good End of Life

At Emmanuel Hospice, the first question we ask is, “How do you want to live?” Your quality of life is essential at all times but especially as you prepare for the final phase of life’s journey. Our goal is to enhance the time that remains by caring for you holistically. Together we’ll make a life plan to address your physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Our specially trained staff offer patients, family, friends, and colleagues a range of activities to put the mind at ease during this transition including counseling, keeping a journal of your life story, massage therapy, music therapy, and companionship from trained volunteers.

Recently, we ran across a Saturday Essay published in the Wall Street Journal. Adapted from a new book by author Katy Butler called, “The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life,” it addresses planning ahead in order to achieve a peaceful death. With over 200 years of experience doing just that, please know that we are here to help you start your life plan today. We understand the call for hospice is one of the hardest you’ll have to make. You don’t have to do it alone. Give us a call at 616.719.0919.

To view the Wall Street Journal essay, click here.