Put a smile on Hospice patients and residents who are in lock down all from home!
Brookdale Hospice Detroit
Do you want to help the community but don't know how because of social distancing or quarantine (or you just don't want to be around people)?
What about making a card or sending a postcard or card to someone in a nursing home? These folks are on lockdown in their residences to prevent them from contracting covid19, but it also means they're being isolated and are very lonely without the support from their families and volunteers.
Hospice patients and residents at these facilities would so appreciate a note from you! Knowing that you care about them, and that they're not alone would really make their day. Your note will take their mind away from this situation where they have no control.
Please contact me if you'd like to send a card or a thousand cards and I'll give you some facility addresses where the residents are just waiting to hear from you.
Ways you can help:
- Send a note
- Mail a postcard
- Take a picture of your pet to show off
- Make some individual, incredible art and mail it
- Write a poem and share it
- Create a meaningful message of hope and put it out there
- Scrawl a favorite Bible verse
About Brookdale Hospice Detroit
25800 W. Eleven Mile Road, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48034, US
Brookdale Senior Living's Mission Statement is: Enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence and integrity. Our Philosophy of Hospice is: * providing sensitivity and support for people and their families in the final phases of a terminal illness * enabling patients to carry on an alert, pain free life and to manage other symptoms so that they may have dignity, comfort and quality * recognizing dying as a natural part of life Hospice affirms life, neither hastening nor postponing death. Hospice is about living life to the fullest with dignity and comfort. Volunteers are an integral part, and are a fully integrated component, of our Brookdale hospice teams. Volunteering is more about BEING than DOING - it's about listening and offering support to our patients - it's about helping them tell their story.
Our hospice agency in Southfield Michigan is part of Brookdale's team of 21 hospice agencies nationwide.
Our Goals of Hospice are: self-determined life closure; a natural death; safe and comfortable dying; effective grieving.
Our Hospice Principles include: treating the whole person (physical, emotional, spiritual); emphasis on quality of life, not length of life; considering the family as the unit of care.