Every Moment Matters

Nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is precious and fragile gift.

                                           Steven Pinker

Every moment matters.  That’s something that is really important to the Patient Care Teams at Hospice of Central New York. Our patients have a terminal illness that doesn’t mean they don’t want to see and talk to family and friends, laugh at a joke, listen to a concert or read a good book.
Our nurses and doctors do everything they can to push pain and symptom problems out of the way of life, so our patients can be in every moment. Sometimes they can eliminate pain altogether, many times they can make it manageable enough so our patients can meet with friends, read a book, go out to lunch and listen to music.
Our social workers can recommend to our patients and their families community resources to fit their needs.  Hospice chaplains can offer help in re-discovering a patient’s spirituality. Our bereavement counselors help family cope with terminal illness and death.  Hospice volunteers offer respite and help in any way they can.
The idea behind Hospice is to make every moment matter. If your loved one is facing a life-limiting illness every moment, more than matters…it’s a treasure.