Cedar Village Hospice volunteers have started a new project – making lap blankets for our Hospice patients. Often, volunteers may not be comfortable with direct patient care, but knitting and crocheting is a wonderful way to make a difference behind the scenes while creating a beautiful gift for our Hospice patients. It is a win-win opportunity. The patients appreciate the warmth and comfort of the blankets at then end of their lives and the knitting volunteers are creating a gift from their hearts that they know will be appreciated. Your gift will help purchase yarn to make blankets for the patients.
Everyone loves beautiful flowers!
Recently a local vendor began donating flowers to Cedar Village for our Hospice patients. Our Volunteer Manager formed a flower committee - women who live in our Independent Living Apartments. They lovingly arrange the donated flowers to be delivered to our hospice patients to bring cheer to their rooms. “The residents are so happy to receive the flowers in their rooms. It really brightens their space and makes them feel good," said a volunteer who arranges the flowers.Please consider a donation to Ensuring the Highest Quality End of Life Care to help purchase vases and flowers for the Hospice residents to enjoy.
Cedar Village's goal is to always enhance the lives of our elders. Patients who are part of the Cedar Village Hospice Program benefit from the care and compassion provided by the Hospice Team including staff and volunteers visiting with patients, reading to them and delivering flowers that have been donated by local florists and community members.
Cedar Village has many programs for all of its residents. Recently, one of our Hospice patients enjoyed coming to the annual Mother’s Day celebration with her aide. She was able to participate in the festivities and be recognized as a caring mother and grandmother.
Donations provide special amenities for our Hospice patients to help enrich their lives. How would you like to be a part of this wonderful program? For more information regarding Cedar Village, please visit www.cedarvillage.org.
Cedar Village's Hospice Program is developing to not only make the lives of those patients enriched, but to also ensure family members comfort and security through individualized care.
One of the goals of end-of-life care is to focus on quality of life care for patients and their families. As a result, very strong relationships between patients and caregivers develop over time.
Recently, a Cedar Village Hospice patient had been in the hospital. Death was imminent and the hospice team was aware that it was very important to both the patient and his daughter that he not die in unfamiliar surroundings, The team arranged his release from the hospital so that he could die in a peaceful home setting, Just a few short hours after his release, he died at home. His daughter was extremely relieved and grateful that hospice was there to fulfill this wish.
As our hospice program grows, we will focus on community education so that others can die peacefully in their “home.”
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Several studies have now confirmed what many suspected: patients who receive palliative care and hospice, not only live longer than those who do not receive it, but also have a better quality of life, and less depression. They are less likely to experience medical crises, hospitalizations, and invasive procedures, which helps avoid a significant risk of side-effects and additional suffering. Please contact our Hospice team to answer any questions that you may have.
Cedar Village Hospice volunteers make a difference in the lives of those at the end of life. Your donation to the Cedar Village Hospice program will continue to support the work our volunteers to make their visits the best they can be.
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