November 13, 2014

Online videos feature special moments for hospice families

Those who would like to view some heartwarming, real life stories of hospice patients and families can visit www.momentsoflife.org.  Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice is a series of videos from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)showing the world that hospice is about more than care for the dying. Community Nurses Hospice, an affiliate of Penn Highlands Elk, is a member of NHPCO, providing end-of-life care for patients and families throughout our surrounding counties.

The video stories capture special moments for a mother who wants to be at her son’s wedding, a former NFL player, a World War II veteran’s honor flight, a family saying goodbye to a baby, experiences of a caregiver, one more dance for a caring father, grief through the eyes of a child, and many more meaningful moments for patients and their families.

Hospice enables moments and memories that would otherwise not occur, even when a person is facing a serious or even terminal illness. It is the quality of these final moments that define a peaceful passing for many individuals who choose hospice care. Watch these families’ stories to see the difference this person-centered care can make. Visit www.momentsoflife.org