Many people think that choosing hospice is giving up on life when, in fact, it is taking a step to make sure that pain and symptoms are controlled and life is lived as you want it to be. Talk to the doctor about symptoms and a prognosis and don’t be afraid to talk about an option of hospice being a part of the care plan.
Call the Hospice of Chattanooga main telephone number (423) 892-4289 today and learn more about the family-focused care provided by our agency. You should not do this alone.
Join us for our 1st Annual Hospice Masquerade, Tuesday, April 25th, 6-9p. To register go to www.hospiceofchattanooga.org Hear more exciting details below!
Attention Facebook friends! Hospice of Chattanooga's Masquerade is just around the corner. If you will LIKE this post, SHARE the post, and ATTEND the event you will have the opportunity to receive a $50 P.F. Chang's gift card (provided by a generous supporter). We look forward to seeing you at the event. This will be a fun, upbeat gathering. Dress for the event is casual, with a mask! Please register at www.hospiceofchattanooga.org At the event you will have the opportunity to learn about our ongoing Healing Hearts Program, a grief support program for children and teens. Hospice of Chattanooga is the oldest and only not-for-profit hospice care provider in the region offering specialized programming to the community at no cost. Your support is vital to these ongoing programs.
Hospice of Chattanooga is hosting a Memorial service on Sunday, November 20, 2016 for anyone who has gone through the death of a loved one. This service is for ALL in the community regardless of whether your loved one died under hospice's care or not. The service will begin at 2:00 p.m at First Christian Church. Please arrive by 1:45pm for registration. Directions: First Christian Church is located at 650 McCallie Avenue, across from Patton Chapel and the UTC main campus. Coming from TN 27: Exit at M.L.KingBlvd. and travel east through downtown. Turn left at University Street (immediately past Champy's Chicken). Cross E. 8th Street and turn right into the First Christian Church parking lot. For more information call 892-4289 or email email@example.com
Our Hospice of Chattanooga Volunteer Coordinators Tahia and Rylee are getting in the mood for our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 25th. We just can't hide how much we appreciate our volunteers. Peek here to see where you fit in http://www.hospiceofchattanooga.org/105/volunteer-community
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pastoral-responses-to-violence-in-our-community-tickets-32191179685
Join us for this meaningful workshop March 30th to learn techniques and tools to respond pastorally to violence and explore ways that we can respond collectively. Share with community pastors. Pastoral Responses to VIOLENCE in our Community Family Justice Center 5705 Uptain Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411 Thursday, March 30, 10 am – 2 pm Fee: $10 Includes lunch SPEAKERS: Bishop Kevin L. Adams, Sr. Linda L. Graham, MS, LPC/NHSP Chris Newby For more information contact Christy Bonner at 423-326-9001 or firstname.lastname@example.org This year Hospice of Chattanooga, Erlanger, Memorial, The Center for Mindful Living, The Family Justice Center, and CACPC are all serving as co-sponsors of this event. Registration link below.
Find a mask and wear it well - who you are no one can tell! Join the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation for our 1st Annual Hospice Masquerade Party! Admission $25 per person benefits Healing Hearts for kids & teens.
Hospice of Chattanooga and the Family Justice Center is working together to offer a day of healing March 21st for kids and teens impacted by violence. This retreat is designed to create a safe space to share their stories and find support. Facilitators will be using music, art, and story-telling. Snacks and lunch provided. 9a-noon ages 5-11, Noon-1p lunch everyone, 1p-4p ages 12-18 at the Family Justice Center, 5705 Uptain Road, Eastgate Area. To register call 423-643-7600. Please share with counselors, churches, civic groups and anyone that could benefit from this FREE service.
“The focus of the care we provide to thousands of people in this area is based on the belief that each of us has the right to die with dignity, as pain-free as possible, surrounded by our family and friends,” says Greg Phelps, MD, medical director for Hospice of Chattanooga. “Most times, the setting for someone choosing hospice care is their home, though their home could now be a nursing home or assisted living facility.” Six years ago, the only Hospice Care Center in Chattanooga opened. “We are unique in that respect,” says Tracy Wood, CEO for Hospice of Chattanooga. “There are other hospice organizations, but none of them offers a facility for patients who need intensive symptom management and which accommodates family members like we do.” Phelps points to several studies showing that cancer patients are likely to live longer if they choose hospice care rather than simply continuing a regimen of curative treatments. He is also quick to point out that hospice care is not just for cancer patients, but is an option for people suffering from COPD, congestive heart failure and other life-threatening illness. “We always talk about how a patient can benefit by choosing hospice sooner, but they are scared of it until they find out how we help manage pain and symptoms so that the quality of what is left of life is so much better,” he says. See full article below.
"We are proud and excited, yet humbled to have our hospice care team receive such a public approval" said Tracy Wood, the agency's new CEO. "More than anything, this accreditation gives comfort to families that when they choose Hospice of Chattanooga, the care their loved one receives will be of the highest quality." With 250 employees, the non-profit Hospice of Chattanooga is the largest hospice in the area and provides an array of palliative and hospice care services to those with life-limiting illnesses in the 18 counties in and around Chattanooga.