Hospice - It's About Living
If you had six months to live, you’d want to spend that time with the people you love, doing the activities you enjoy, in the places where you’re most comfortable.
That’s exactly what we want for you.
At Hospice of Chenango County, we believe that you matter until the last moment of your life. That’s why we provide compassionate end-of-life care for you and your family to help make choices that are right for you. We’ll do all we can to help you fulfill the dreams you’ve always had, whether it’s to attend your son’s wedding or to hold your first grandchild.
Whether you have a terminal illness and need palliative care, seek homecare, or counseling to deal with death and dying, Hospice of Chenango County can provide it.
As your health changes, your hopes may change:
- You hope that you will still be able to get out and about and enjoy your friends.
- You hope that you’ll remain comfortable.
- You hope that your questions will be answered honestly.
- You hope that the medical bills won’t cripple you financially.
- You hope that your loved ones will get excellent grief support during their bereavement.
- We provide that hope to so many families.
Hospice Holds Death Cafe
Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County sponsored the first Death Café in Chenango County on October 29, 2013. 14 brave souls gathered at Uncorked Café, to talk about death with the understanding that openly talking about death allows us to live a more fulfilled life. The discussion was led by Hospice Volunteers Virginia Lee and Rebecca Young. Rebecca and Virginia opened the session by allowing people to introduce themselves and speak to what brought them to the café. The reasons ranged from always being intrigued by death discussion, to people who had recently lost someone and now were questioning what “it all means”. Over the next two hours the facilitators posed questions to the group, allowing the group to respond and discuss the questions. The conversation was raw and honest, the space was comforting and inviting. Uncorked Café’s delicious cannoli cake put everyone at ease. All the participants of the café reported that they were thankful for the chance to share their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental space, and believe that in the next couple years the stigma surrounding talking about death will decrease.
The staff at Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County are pleased to be able to bring this community forum to Chenango County. The next Death café will be March 6, 2014. People interested in attending should RSVP to 334-3556 or kdrexler@hospicechenango, for the location. For more information about Hospice & Palliative Care go to our website hospicechenango.org or find us on facebook. For more information about the Death Café movement, check out deathcafe.com.