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Death has become a very difficult subject for many to discuss in modern society. It’s a part of every person’s life, and yet we don’t receive much education in that area, and many people find it challenging to even find someone to talk to about it, when the time comes. If you are a caregiver for someone who is dying, it can be even more emotionally draining. Being confronted with the death of a loved one challenges our own feelings of helplessness and grief as we are forced to take a longer look at our own mortality. It tests our belief in a sense of order and natural progression in the world around us. It also makes us ask meaningful and sometimes frightening questions about who we are, and what will happen in the days to come. Learn more about how to talk to someone who is dying in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.
About Hospice Quinte
Hospice Quinte assists terminally ill individuals and their caregivers by offering them support and companionship. Visiting hospice services are offered in the person’s own home, long term care homes, retirement homes and both Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospitals. This care is provided by trained, experienced, and compassionate volunteers. Bereavement support groups are also offered. There are no fees for services to patients and their families. Hospice Quinte is a registered, non-profit charity whose volunteers are the heart of the organization.
The Hospice Quinte service area includes Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.
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