Blog

Often times people who are given the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness have a list of things they would like to do, places they would like to see, and people they want to visit with, before the end of their life.  Our culture sometimes calls these wishes a “bucket list”. As you draw near to the end of life, your “bucket list” has a tendency to get very focused on the things that really matter.  This was the case for one of Serenity HospiceCare’s patien... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
Grief seems like a very “grown up” concept.  We would like to think that people die of old age, so their loved ones are older, too.  However, in a poll of 1,000 high school juniors and seniors, 90% indicated that they had experienced the death of a loved one, according to nhic.ucsf.edu/downloads/Mortality.pdf. It’s a staggering figure, but something Serenity HospiceCare works with every day.  You see, Serenity HospiceCare is our area’s only hospice agency ... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
I have often said that we are never more fulfilled than when we find ourselves devoted to the selfless care of others. Being a caregiver is a privilege; we are entrusted with the very life and well-being of another living soul. However, being a caregiver is also weary work. It can leave us desperately depleted if we do not take the measures necessary to ensure that the well of our own resources does not run dry, as we pour out our love and compassion on others. 1. Care for Yourself We&rs... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
January marks the first edition of our brand new Serenity HospiceCare Newsletter. This month's publication is full of insight and inspiration and is sure to leave you with a smile on our face as you read about the amazing things going on at Serenity and in the communities we serve. If you would like to receive a copy of our newsletter each month by email, please send your request to jennaf@serenityhc.org. click here to view the full newsletter    ... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
Each year when January 1st greets us with the opportunity for new beginnings, we fill our list of resolutions with diets and weight-loss goals, plans to tackle dozens of new projects, and the very best of intentions of organizing the entire house. Technically, every day we wake up is a chance to start fresh, but there is just something about New Year’s Day that fills us with inspiration and the motivation to improve our lives. This year, amidst the fitness routines and home improvement pla... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Rated 3 star by 2 people.
Trish Courtois, a social worker at Serenity HospiceCare, has a special place in her heart for those who are coping with the grief of losing a loved one. While working with families in her bereavement coordinator role, she began to see a need for a unique kind of grief support group for adults. Courtois is launching Healing Hearts to fill that need. She describes the group as a safe place for people who have lost a loved one to express their grief, share their memories and honor them through re... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
Jason Crabb, Grammy-winning Christian artist, will perform at Harvest Christian Centre on Saturday, September 10, at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Serenity HospiceCare, a spiritually-based, non-profit hospice organization that has served patients and families in the area since 1989. Crabb has earned 21 Dove Awards, including Artist, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year. His musical career began with his siblings as a member of the Crabb family, and he launched his first solo album... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
There are many misconceptions about hospice. Some of those misconceptions is that the end is near, that life is over… but it’s not. Sometimes the best way to explain what hospice is, is to share what it is not.   Hospice is NOT: Giving up Losing hope, Quitting, Or just letting someone die.    Hospice is about getting the help, the relief, the medical care and the emotional support that you or a loved one need right now. It doesn’t guarantee that y... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
We live in a society where taking about death and dying is “shy-ed” away from, grieving is something that should be done in private, and should only take about three days (that is what most employers give their employees for bereavement time). However, if you have ever lost someone close to you, then you have experienced how intense the pain can be when someone dies. You would also have learned that grieving is a life long journey that you learn to integrate into your daily livin... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
A hospice nurse was recently asked, “How can you work in hospice – it must be so sad!” She answered, “I love providing highly-skilled, compassionate care because I know I make a huge difference in the quality of a person’s life. I love that I can use my training as a nurse to bring comfort and dignity to my patients, and seeing the relief on their faces and on the faces of those who care for them. I love that I can offer practical solutions to patients and famil... Read More
Comments 0 Rating: Be the first person to rate this post.
Page 1 of 2
First Previous
1
2
Next Last
Pages :