family support

Emotional and Spiritual Support

Need someone to talk to during the pandemic?

We have created a Chaplain Chatline available to anyone who would like to confidentially talk or pray with one of our chaplains during the COVID-19 emergency.

 

Pursuing a Peaceful End-of-Life Experience
Our goal is for patients to have a peaceful, meaningful end-of-life experience – one in which they have the time and physical capacity to get their affairs in order, have meaningful conversations with friends and loved ones and resolve any unfinished "business" in their lives.

The Hospice of Northwest Ohio counseling team will:

  • Provide individual and family counseling
  • Assist the patient and caregiver with stress management skills
  • Help patients and families understand the feelings they may be having
  • Provide information and link the family to community resources they may need
  • Provide support and education regarding end-of-life issues
  • Meet jointly with patients and families to facilitate meaningful conversation and resolve issues
  • Help family members anticipate grief and bereavement issues
  • Provide special counseling for children who are close to the patient
  • Troubleshoot issues that may be affecting the patient’s quality of life
  • Provide bereavement counseling to family members for one year following the death

At the request of patients, Hospice of Northwest Ohio chaplains will:

  • Offer prayer with patients and family members
  • Answer questions and discuss concerns about spiritual matters
  • Offer help in coping with common feelings such as loneliness, anger and fear
  • Help contact the patient’s own clergy, if desired
  • Facilitate receiving sacraments of the church

 

Experiencing...

     

Is It Time?

Suggested Reading

Fading Away: The Experience of Transition in Families with Terminal Illness

By B. Davies, et al

Lifetimes

By Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen

Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss

By Robert Deits

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