November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Stein Hospice is observing the month with a lineup of insightful virtual events.
Each year, nearly 1.5 million people in the United States, with a life-limiting illness, are cared for through a hospice service. With a focus on comfort, dignity and respect, hospice care professionals are able to provide support to patients and their families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.
Hospice and palliative care are the same in that they provide compassionate care to terminally ill patients. However, palliative care, which is a part of hospice care, can be used in other situations to relieve symptoms while a patient is receiving active treatment.
For the past 15 years, Stein Hospice has offered the highest levels of care for its patients. Treating each patient as a whole being, our team of professionals looks to address the physical, spiritual and other surrounding needs of a person. Since one approach may not fit all, Stein Hospice’s team makes sure to work with the preferences of each patient and their family.
To commemorate this month, Stein Hospice will be hosting The Gift of Music in the Twilight of our Lives: A Zoom Presentation by Rabbi Ron Isaacs, Chords of Comfort musician for Stein Hospice. On November 9th at 1:00 PM, viewers can join Rabbi Ron Isaacs as he demonstrates how ”listening” to the lives of others holds the promise of healing, redemption and serendipitous discoveries. Rabbi Ron has provided music therapy to seniors and people receiving hospice services for many years, witnessing the healing and comforting capabilities that it brings. Register for this event at: www.tinyurl.com/thegiftofmusic
On November 18th at 1:00 PM viewers will have the opportunity to join Rev. Susan Gunther, Chaplain and Bereavement Support Coordinator for Stein Hospice, for a Zoom workshop on Coping with Grief During the Holidays. The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Chaplain Gunther will discuss how best to prepare yourself to acknowledge your feelings and memories during difficult times. Please register in advance for this event at: www.tinyurl.com/GriefWorkshop11-18-20
For more information on these upcoming events, please visit our events page, where you can find links to each event as well as other upcoming programs with the Wilf Campus for Senior Living!
This month, we thank the hospice care professionals of Stein Hospice, and around the country, for the meaningful work that they do each day. You can learn more about hospice care and the services offered by Stein Hospice by visiting www.wilfcampus.org/hospice or calling (732)-227-1212.