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You Do Make A Difference: Why it’s Important to Visit a Terminally Ill Loved One

The cycle of life affects all of us. Regardless of our age, at some point all of us will experience loss. If a loved one becomes sick, terminally ill or not responsive towards their end of life journey, you may wonder if your time spent with them is even making a difference. All of us […]

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This Month, We Celebrate Hospice Care

What does the word “hospice” mean to you? For some of us, when we think about hospice, it instills a feeling of sadness and grief, especially if a loved one has ever become chronically ill and in need of hospice care. Seriously ill patients who are overcome with pain and related symptoms from their illness […]

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Hospice Care Explained

If you’ve never had a loved one in hospice care, it may be difficult to understand what it is exactly. Does hospice care mean you’ve given up on your loved one? Not at all. It also doesn’t mean you are placing limitations on their medical care or indicating to your family and others that “it’s […]

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What to Expect as a Hospice Volunteer

With over one-hundred dedicated volunteers, we are able to devote thousands of hours to our hospice patients every year. Volunteers are an integral part of our team, assisting people that are neighbors and friends in the many communities we serve. Volunteers are making a positive impact, each and every day, on the lives of hospice […]

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Why Family Hospice is a Good Decision, By Matt Brauss, RN, CHPN

As the Executive Director for Family Hospice as well as a key decision maker, I have worked in hospice for over 35 years in a variety of positions. I’ve learned first-hand what patients and families need when caring for their loved one. It’s important to me that I visit with people in the field once […]

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When to Refer Your Loved One to Hospice

Electing to use hospice care is a difficult decision. It’s important to find out what hospice can provide so you can make an informed decision. Learning about the many services, educational support, supplies, equipment and prescriptions available can help you during the decision-making process. At Family Hospice, we believe our services encompass a compassionate-care approach. […]

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When Children Experience Grief…and What to Do About It

Life can often be filled with an abundance of joy, and children have a wonderful ability to see and experience life to its fullest. As a child, new experiences can be very exciting and as parents, we want our children to embrace so much of what life has to offer, whether it’s travel, trying new […]

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Tips for Caregivers: Making Time for Yourself

We all know that devoting some time for ourselves, whether it’s getting more rest or doing something we absolutely love to do, can be beneficial. It doesn’t only benefit our own health and well-being, but it positively affects those around us, too. As caregivers, it’s important to take time for ourselves because we end up […]

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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always difficult. Losing someone close to the holidays, or even the first few holidays after losing them, can be a new level of difficulty. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa can be the most trying holidays for grievers. Instead of avoiding these feelings of grief this holiday, […]

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Volunteers

We truly value our volunteers and the passion they bring to our family. Our 150 volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of hospice.

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Donations

We appreciate the love and support shown by our donors. Gifts are used to support our programs and provide assistance to patients struggling with the cost of care.

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Newsletter

Page through our printed quarterly newsletter to learn more about our hospice program and activities.

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Location

map5110 West Main Street
Belleville, Illinois 62226-4729
Phone: (618) 277-1800
Fax: (618) 277-1074
info@familyhospice.org

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