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 have to (and shouldn’t) face illness alone, so it’s our goal to help.

The Family Hospice motto is that we want to offer the right care, at the right time, for the right reason. With hospice care, patients are surrounded by loved ones at home or in a medical facility. Another benefit of hospice is that its care is covered by most medical insurance, including Medicare. Even though the thought of hospice care may instill a feeling of sadness, we want to make sure those we serve are in a positive environment during not just the end of life, but for all of life.

Raising awareness about what hospice means.

National Hospice Care Month in November is important because it raises awareness about what hospice means. Family Hospice offers trained professionals and skilled volunteers to families, helping with their loved one’s care. It’s a form of personalized care that eases the pain associated with a life-limiting illness. The goal is to make the patient comfortable, surrounded by families and friends when they need it the most. Learn more about choosing hospice here.

Programs available at Family Hospice.

Family Hospice offers a variety of programs, personalized to each individual. We offer the highest-level of care, emotional support, and pain management. If you or a loved-one are facing a serious illness and approaching the end of your life, hospice care providers ensure that patients and their families find the dignity and respect they deserve during a time of uncertainty. Programs include pet therapy, grief counseling services, and more. Ideally, services provided by hospice should be discussed earlier in the patient’s illness. Although it’s a difficult discussion to have, it will make the process an easier one in the long run.

Why hospice now?

Talking about the end of life is never easy. None of us ever think that we may become ill, but unfortunately life events happen. Most people don’t understand that hospice (and palliative care, too) can be beneficial months prior to the end of life and is often misunderstood as a service only used in the very end. Want to learn more about our services and the Family Hospice mission? Give us a call at (618) 277-1800 or find us online at


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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