Friends of Caroline provides quality-of-life care that offers hope and encouragement to those nearing the end-of-life’s journey and support for their family, friends and the community
Camp Caroline will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 on Dataw Island. Camp registration is now open.
Registration has been extended to Monday, October 3rd! For more information visit our page on Camp Caroline.
Camp Caroline Liability Release Form This form must be completed by a parent/guardian and turned into Friends of Caroline prior to your child’s participation at Camp Caroline.
FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice is located in beautiful downtown Port Royal in Beaufort County, providing support whenever you need us, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Phone: 843-525-6257 Address: 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935 Office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Links We Like is a weekly round-up of thoughtful stories, useful articles, and helpful resources from the web. Links are in blue.
This week, we explore what it’s like working in hospice. Working in hospice, we here a spectrum of opinions – from we’re “death angels” to thanks and praise for the help provided to a patient and family. Most often, we humbly accept proffered thanks. Below are links to articles and interviews written by hospice professionals on why they chose the hospice profession, and the lessons they’ve learned.
Meet Mary Landberg, hospice nurse and photographer of the Hospice Portraits project.
A hospice grief counselor visits a psychic for “research”.
A social worker describes her first internship experience with hospice, and what she learned there.
This one isn’t an article, but a list of 24 confessions of a hospice worker. And they’re all true.
Bucket List: noun, informal- a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
Hospice staff services those nearing their end-of-life journey. A significant part of that journey is addressing the whole person- including individuality, spirituality, and family dynamics. Sometimes, staff gets to assist with fulfilling last wishes, or bucket list items. Visiting the beach, a final salute, a celebration of life with family and friends are examples of bucket list items Friends of Caroline can help fulfill.
This week, we asked our staff what their bucket list items look like:
“I want to visit Italy; learn how to paint; and ride the American Orient Express, visiting State Parks across the country.” – Eileen, RN
“I want to visit the Motherland, and learn how to swim.” – Shoranda, Office Manager
“I want to visit Chile (where my mother’s family is from), travel the world, and spend some time in an over-the-water-hut in the Maldives.” – Melissa, Director of Community Relations
“Friends of Caroline has a wonderful commitment of care to patients and their families. I would like to see as much commitment from the community on education and community care. I want the community to be aware there are choices, and patients have the right to choose how to write their lives.” – Dr. Krueger, Medical Director