“Shall claim of death cause us to grieve, and make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive – the rose still grows beyond the wall.”
– The Rose Beyond the Wall, A.L. Frink
One of the uplifting aspects about hospice and end-of-life care is the fact that we celebrate our patients’ lives. Hospice provides enhanced quality of life, dignity and respect. And instead of mourning a patient’s death, the emphasis is on celebrating his or her life! Family Hospice and Palliative Care is proud to fulfill that mission.
About 20 family members gathered with Family Hospice staff at The Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon on the afternoon of July 25. The sun was shining, the sky was blue – and although a reverent silence was prevalent, it was not due to mourning. Celebrating lives was the order of the day. Celebrating the lives of those who meant so much to the families who came together.