November is National Hospice Month

Raising Awareness of the Benefits of Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice of Southern Illinois celebrates November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Throughout the month of November, we will be joining organizations across the nation hosting community activities in recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. 

For more than 40 years, hospice has helped provide comfort and dignity to millions of people, allowing them to spend their final months wherever they call home, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospices ensure that pain management, therapies, and treatments all support a plan of care that is centered on the person’s goals. Hospice care also provides emotional support and advice to help family members become confident caregivers and adjust to the future with grief support for up to a year.

“It is essential that people understand that hospice and palliative care is not giving up, it is not the abandonment of care, and it is not reserved for the imminently dying,” said Edo Banach, President and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “Hospice is a successful model of person-centered care that brings hope, dignity and compassion when they are most needed.”
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Upcoming Events

Cusumano & Sons
Fresh for Health Fundraiser: Belleville
Pre-order: Oct 30 - Nov 7
orders@cusumanoandsons.com

Cusumano & Sons
Fresh for Health Fundraiser: Marion
Pre-order: Nov 9 - Nov16
orders@cusumanoandsons.com

Giving Tuesday
December 1, 2020
Donate Online: www.hospice.org/donate
Serving Those Who Served on Veterans Day

As the nation honors these American heroes for their military service on Veterans Day, November 11, Hospice of Southern Illinois extends recognition and Veteran-centric care to military Veterans and their families when facing a life-limiting illness throughout the year. This year we will honor the Veterans in our program by offering a handmade gift by our volunteers and certificate through the We Honor Veterans program.
New Podcast

This month we will launch Bringing Life To Hospice.

Hospice is about living. We're here to start a conversation without fear. Warming your heart, while opening your mind, we'll highlight the importance of planning for a peaceful end-of-life journey. Two Hospice of Southern Illinois' employees will co-host conversations from legacy to love to end-of-life care. With your comfort, education, and safety top of mind, Hospice of Southern Illinois is here to support you.
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