Who is your hero? Ask any child and the answer will range from family members to Superman. Ask Val and he will quickly tell you his heroes are hundreds of people he doesn’t even know who have donated to Hospice of Southern Illinois. “I completely underestimated the impact of donating money locally throughout my life. I always thought that since I couldn’t give a lot of money to charities that my donation didn’t really matter. Now I know I was so wrong.”
Val has been attending Hospice of Southern Illinois’ weekly support group. Bereavement services are provided by an interdisciplinary team made up of licensed employees and volunteers specially trained in bereavement and spiritual care. We offer and provide to grieving families, a minimum of 13 months of bereavement support and counseling. Our grief and loss services are ongoing, open to the public, at no cost to the recipient and not exclusive to Hospice of Southern Illinois’ patients or their loved ones.
Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. Patient care focuses on pain and symptom management, with the goal of enhancing quality of life. Family care ranges from caregiver preparation and education to emotional, spiritual and grief support. Hospice of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit, community based hospice offering Southern Illinois and Metro-East communities a range of services for all individuals at the end of life, since 1981.
Hospice care is a covered service under Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance companies. All bereavement care is non-reimbursable. Because we never charge for supportive services after the loss of a loved one, receiving financial support is essential to the livelihood of addressing the needs of those grieving. While many grieving family members might look at the counselors as the heroes, you and those who fund our programs are also a fundamental piece of this service. Simply put….we couldn’t do what we do without you.
There are several ways to give. Gifts of cash, checks or electronic transfers are the most popular ways to give; however, we also accept gifts of securities, retirement plans, living wills or trusts and other sources.
If you’ve already given, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, please consider giving locally to Hospice of Southern Illinois so you can be a HERO to someone right here in your own community. Become a Hospice Hero today!