When you mention the word ‘hospice‘, people often become uncomfortable. They don’t want to talk about death. What they don’t realize, is that hospice care is about how you want to live.

November is National Hospice Month. Catholic Community Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, is working to increase awareness about hospice care.

“Hospice is not a place,” explains Rodney Whittington, Executive Director. “It’s a special type of care when a cure is no longer an option. It allows you to be in the comfort of your home with your loved ones.”

At Catholic Community Hospice, an interdisciplinary team that includes a physician, nurse, home health aide, social worker, chaplain and specially trained volunteers serves people of all faiths. Medical care is combined with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. As a result, many patients and their families experience more meaningful moments together.

“We were truly blessed to have been served with such grace and compassion by every staff member and volunteer that came to our home,” writes a Catholic Community Hospice patient’s family member. “Everyone did an outstanding job for us and made this difficult time more peaceful and bearable.”

To learn more about Catholic Community Hospice, visit: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/hospice/