Caring for Caregivers

It is important to realize that although disease and its symptoms happen to the patient, illness affects the entire family.  Caring for the terminally ill loved one can be rewarding, but it is physically and emotionally draining for both the caregivers and the rest of the family.  You are an important person with an extremely important role to play in caring for your loved one.  It’s important for you to develop ways of self-care to protect your own physical and emotional well-being.  Small things you do for yourself can make a big difference.

Some suggestions for staying strong are:

  • Accept help
  • Take time for yourself
  • It is imperative that you pay attention to your own physical needs
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get uninterrupted sleep
  • Practice relaxation
  • Keep your sense of humor

 

 

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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