Family Member speaks of the importance of hospice care
"There's just so much going on in the family; such turmoil and emotion (during this time), that you don't know how to act. Having a stable, caring, and loving person to organize these things played a critical role for us. My father was drawn to the hospice nurse immediately, and our whole family was affected by her presence. Hospice care not only helped with the death process, but cared for the well-being of our family after our father’s death." Cory Brockway
“You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can not only to help you die peacefully, but to live until you die” Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the first modern hospice in 1968
Hospice care serves individuals facing a life-limiting injury or illness, by providing physical comfort, emotional support, and spiritual renewal when traditional treatment is no longer an option. Community Hospital provides hospice care through an interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who assist the patient and family members during the illness, and support the bereaved after the loss of their loved one.
Hospice-designated donations made through the Community Hospital Health Foundation provide vital funding for specialized caregiver education, volunteer training, equipment, grief support, and in some cases, help to cover unmet financial need.
Corey Brockway shares his thoughts and appreciation for the hospice team that helped his family through the loss of his father, Daniel Brockway