Letting Go

You could hear the widower’s anguish as he shared with the other support group members. “What do people mean when they say I have to “let go?” Do I have to let go of my wife?” The listeners shook their heads. They knew where he was going. “they want me to send all her clothes…

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When Will I Stop Crying?

Her husband had died a few months ago. While visiting in their home, his widow told me about the ways her life had changed, and the ways it had begun to settle down. Then she asked me this question: “When will I stop crying?” For a moment, I wanted to reassure her that all this…

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Spiritual Care and End-of-Life Series

Starting March 20th, we are offering a five-part series on spiritual care and end-of-life.  These panel discussions will feature different community faith leaders.  They will be held at the Wildenthal Education Center on the campus of the T. Boone Pickens Center. The first panel discussion will be on starting those difficult conversations and how faith…

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Bereavement Support for Families and Loved Ones

Coping with the loss of a loved one is a particularly difficult situation. Faith Presbyterian Hospice not only provides social, psychological and spiritual support for patients, but also for family members of all ages. “A lot of our support is educational in nature,” explains Valerie Sanchez, director of bereavement and integrated therapies at Faith. “We…

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Bereavement Support for Patients

In addition to the physical discomforts of terminal illness, many hospice patients face severe emotional strain. Approaching the end of life is a heart-wrenching process, so patients require strong social, psychological and spiritual support as they endure their final days or months. “Our hospice program is designed to ease the grief, loneliness, regrets and fears…

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The Other Side of Loss

The fall Issue of The Other Side of Loss is now available.  This is a newsletter from our bereavement team and has the upcoming events and activities for the fall and winter.  There’s a list of all the community support groups as well as information on Faith Kids and Camp Faith.  You can read the newsletters…

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T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center Lunch ‘n Learns on Neurodegenerative Disorders

Just a reminder about our lunch ‘n learn series. There is one more left in 2017 and it’s on Tuesday, October 24.  It will be from 11:30 – 1:00 pm in the Wildenthal Education Center on the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s campus. This event will be hosted by Dr. Alexander Peralta and…

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Best Practices in End-of-Life Care

The T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center is pleased to be hosting the Best Practices in End-of-Life Care seminar provided by Seniors Blue Book and Acappella In Home Care.  This event will be held on November 3, 2017 from 7:15 am to 4:20 pm and includes CNE/CEU hours for nurses and social workers….

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Benefits of a Hospice Center

A core component of hospice care is the firm commitment to nurturing patients and their families. With this goal in mind, it’s important to understand the two types of patients hospice centers typically serve: Individuals on a general inpatient level of care. These patients can only receive care within an inpatient setting. Care can also…

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