It has been said that “every cloud has a silver lining.” Even with all the restrictions, emotional and financial issues that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, there are “silver linings.” For many, with businesses/offices not open and sheltering in place, life slowed down. Slowing down brought opportunities to complete home “to do” lists, work in the yard, catch up on binge watching, read books, and to spend time with family. Sheltering in place gave us a chance to appreciate all the little and big things, in our busy lives, that we took for granted.
Tidelands Community Hospice
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional response one feels when something or someone we love is taken away. The loss of a loved one is a life-changing event. Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of life’s biggest challenges. Sometimes the pain of that loss can be overwhelming. “Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve,” Earl Grollman.
“If only we had called you sooner. You are such wonderful people who have helped our family so much.” During Tidelands Community Hospice thirty plus years of providing hospice care, to over 6,000 patients and families, that is the statement we hear again and again from a patient or family member, usually quietly and with tears.
Very few are ever truly prepared to hear the words, “we have done all we can do,” there is nothing more we can do,” or “there is no hope for a cure.” Tidelands Community Hospice, your community’s locally based not-for-profit hospice since 1985, has provided hospice care and services to over 6,000 patients and families in Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties.
None of us expects to be in a serious car accident, to suffer a heart attack or stroke or to be diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. But every day we hear of automobile accidents; tragic and violent events at schools, churches and workplaces; and illnesses being diagnosed. All unexpected; all changing lives in a second; […]
Tidelands Community Hospice, your community’s non-profit hospice, has been providing care in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg Counties for more than 30 years. Yet, on a daily basis, we are asked questions about hospice. We understand it can be difficult to determine myth from fact about something that one has never experienced and cannot see or touch.
At Tidelands Community Hospice, one of the most common statements we hear is, “We wish we had chosen your services earlier.” Some wait to choose hospice care because they do not understand the care and services provided. Others will say opting for hospice care is “giving up hope,” “the last resort,” or “it’s the end.”
Hospice volunteers provide companionship to people living with a serious illness and help their family caregivers in a variety of ways. Hospices also rely on volunteers to help with office work, fund raising, community outreach and other operational areas, but simply being there for someone is the greatest gift of all.