What is Advance Care Planning?

End-of-life discussions are never easy, but their results are often vital to a person’s overall care and quality of life. Advance care planning is a process of planning that ensures any family, loved ones, physicians and nursing staff honor the wishes and preferences of an individual when it comes to end-of-life care. While typically targeted […]

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The Importance of Hospice Volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month and a time to celebrate the incredible impact volunteerism has on communities and organizations around the world. At Family Hospice, we especially rely on the hard work and commitment of our hospice volunteers. Because of them, we can provide valuable services to patients and their families. In addition, their help […]

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Why Pet Therapy?

If you’ve ever been ill or felt sad, quite often the warmth of a loved pet purring next to you or wagging his tail can be comforting. When a loved one is in hospice care, keeping them comfortable is a priority. Pet therapy can be a sweet, non-medicinal way to lift spirits and spread cheer. […]

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A Caregiver’s Role in Hospice Care

When it comes to hospice care, it is important to recognize the beauty and dignity of the life of the patient. A caregiver’s role is to keep the patient both active and provided for while also remaining in touch with the family and nurses. Assisting in Everyday Tasks A caregiver provides support for everyday tasks. […]

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Winter Health Tips for the Aging

Individuals of all ages can become more irritable and depressed during the long, cold days of winter. Even the slightest physical activity can stimulate the brain and make you feel happier, which also promotes good overall health. Endorphins, dopamine and adrenaline get a boost from physical activity, which becomes more and more difficult when it’s […]

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Your Donation to the Tree of Memories Campaign Makes an Impact

Family Hospice is celebrating 30 years of service to counties in Madison, St. Clair, Randolf and beyond. Each year, the Tree of Memories Campaign takes place during the holiday season and is a wonderful opportunity for the public to support Belleville-based Family Hospice. Its many service programs provide comfort and care to people suffering with […]

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November is National Home Care and Hospice Month

National Home Care and Hospice Month is November, but to all of us at Family Hospice, we try and recognize what this month means all year long. We understand that living with terminal illness doesn’t just affect the individual, but the entire family and circle of friends surrounding the patient. We truly believe that you don’t […]

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Keeping Caregiver Stress Minimized this Holiday Season

Typically, November and December can be two of the busiest months of the year because of holiday entertaining. Many of us took a hiatus from our hectic schedules last year due to COVID-19, but as more and more individuals become vaccinated and additional treatments are discovered, gatherings are being planned. If you are the main […]

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Why Dealing With Grief Can Be Complicated

In our lifetime, all of us will, unfortunately, experience grief from a loved one passing. Dealing with grief is a very personal experience, and people deal with sadness and loss differently. There are standard phases of grief, but mental health experts do not have exact timeframes for those of us going through it. In essence, […]

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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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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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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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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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