Hospice Care in Piatt County
Kirby Medical Center’s End of Life Services
When you or a loved one needs assistance managing a life-limiting illness,
Kirby Medical Center provides
compassionate care during a difficult time by partnering with area hospice agencies.
Hospice services assist with terminal illnesses, including:
- Heart failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
Our staff of professionals supports the physical, emotional, social, and
spiritual needs of our hospice patients and their families. Hospice care
focuses on comfort and quality instead of a cure and provides a comfortable
living environment for a patient’s remaining time as part of our
personalized care plan.
Coping with Grief
It is not easy committing your loved one to a hospice for end of life care.
Remember that you are doing what’s best for them, as the round-the-clock
care from medical professionals they receive will prove far better at
improving their quality of life than trying to facilitate it yourself
between a busy schedule. Nonetheless, accepting the reality of the situation
can be difficult. Feeling helpless in these situations is often a frustrating
There are numerous ways to cope with your grief. Ultimately your goal is
to accept the situation and come to terms with it. You are not the first
to struggle with these feelings; others have dealt with similar situations
and recovered, and so can you. One thing you can do is take the time to
make your final goodbyes. This is an opportunity not everyone has, and
even if it appears that they cannot hear you or can’t comprehend
what you are saying, unburdening these feelings will be beneficial for
both you and the patient.
Speak with the hospice staff about nearby grief counseling services. These
medical professionals help people like you every day and should have referrals
or advice on ways other people have coped.