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Deciding What Care is Best

When a cure is no longer a solution, it’s time to talk about palliative and hospice care for you or a loved one with a terminal illness. After countless hours at the hospital for tests, treatments, specialist consultations and more, having the conversation with someone you love about what future steps may be best can […]

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Why Hospice, Why Now?

“There comes a time in the course of a terminal illness when a cure cannot be given and health cannot be restored. Hospice Care provides an alternative. Hospice affirms life, alleviates suffering and promotes the well-being of patients, families and caregivers. Hospice care may not be for everyone, but more and more people are beginning […]

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Why Our Family Hospice Nurses Make A Big Difference

We celebrated National Nursing Assistant’s Week June 17-24, 2021. Our nurses and nurse assistants care for our patients and their needs while also assisting the families seeking care. Because of their skills, education and participation in the patient’s treatment plan, our CNAs and nurses are a big part of the decision-making process and hospice care. […]

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke?

If you or a loved one is having a stroke, it’s important to know the warning signs. The best defense is to understand what the symptoms may be so that you can act quickly. The Mayo Clinic states that a stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is reduced or interrupted. […]

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Family Hospice Offers Care for Veterans

At Family Hospice, we provide support and care for veterans that may be approaching the end-of-life stage. Hospice care is provided to patients and family if a terminal condition exists and the patient’s medical provider has indicated less than 6 months to live. As a veteran no longer seeking active treatment, hospice care is available […]

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You Have a Choice in Hospice Care

We Are Family Hospice We are called Family Hospice for a reason: our goal is to go above and beyond what is required by following the “golden rule” and treating patients and loved ones like family. ALL Medicare certified hospice programs operate under the same rules and regulations, and we want to make sure that […]

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Why Consider Hospice Care?

The goal of a hospice care provider is to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well-being, providing support to families, care givers and loved ones. Hospice care offers a variety of services and education to individuals suffering from a life-limiting illness. Medicare Certified Hospice’s must pass initial and periodic inspections, making sure that the program […]

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Living With Dementia

As our parents or significant others age, you may begin to notice signs of confusion that may be associated with dementia. From forgetfulness to confusion, dementia may cause your loved one to act and react to things that are simply out of character. Living with your loved one with dementia can be challenging, but Family […]

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‘Tis the Season for the Tree of Memories Campaign

At Family Hospice, our main goal is to offer our patients appropriate care for their unique needs. We provide support and compassion to individuals suffering from a life-limiting illness. As a non-profit hospice care provider, we assist patients struggling with the cost of care while also providing a variety of services through our Belleville, Illinois […]

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How to Help Seniors Deal with Depression

Aging adults may feel depressed for various reasons. They may have experienced loss of a loved one, health problems, or lack of purpose. Loneliness is also common amongst seniors, especially when social distancing measures are engulfing most of our daily lives. Depression can affect individuals of all ages, with the World Health Organization citing that […]

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TREE OF MEMORIES

In supporting our Tree of Memories program through the holiday season, we make ornaments available at our kiosk at St. Clair Square from November 30 through December 22.

 

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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 and supporting your family during this trying time.

 

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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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OUR LOCATION

map5110 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62226-4729
P: 618-277-1800
F: 618-277-1074
info@familyhospice.org

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