April is Volunteer Month

There are many reasons the volunteers at Family Hospice are dedicated to volunteerism. For some, volunteering may fulfil an opportunity to learn a new skill or build upon their existing experience. Other volunteers may want to help out and give back to the community, working with us to assist and provide services to those in […]

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How to Approach End of Life Discussions

Planning for the end of someone’s life is a topic many family members avoid because they think it’s too early, not the right time, or simply unbearable to consider — discussing the end of a loved one’s life is a difficult topic to talk about. Many families do not begin that discussion until a serious […]

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Why it’s Important to Visit Terminally Ill Loved Ones

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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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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Why Family Hospice is a Good Decision

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 Children Experience Grief…

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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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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