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




We truly value our volunteers and the passion they bring to our family. Our 150 volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of hospice.

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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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Page through our printed quarterly newsletter to learn more about our hospice program and activities.

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Belleville, Illinois 62226-4729
Phone: (618) 277-1800
Fax: (618) 277-1074

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