Although it can be hard to talk about death, dying and bereavement, as well as planning for the end of life, we’ve put together a wide range of information and resources that we will be sharing throughout the week to help encourage more open conversations because we want to help those who are #dyingtobeheard.
For Hospice Isle of Man, providing end of life care is about ensuring our patients are as comfortable as possible and that we are delivering what matters to them, so that they can live well, their way, to the end of their life.
For Hospice, providing family support is especially important and sensitive. From one-to-one support for individuals to family group work and ‘drop in’ sessions, if you are ‘dying to be heard’, our Bereavement Support team are here to listen.
Our Young Person’s Support Service is here to make sure any child or young person up to the age of 21 who has come into contact with Hospice either through a relative or as a patient themselves, is heard.
For any family on the Isle of Man bereaved by the loss of a child, our ‘Rainbow Room’ in Rebecca House provides a private, intimate and special place of rest where the family have the opportunity to be able to spend extra time with child.
When writing a will, ensuring that loved ones are cared for will understandably be the priority for most people. However, have you also considered leaving a gift to charitable causes that are close to your heart?
A friend to the end is a wonderful programme from Compassionate Isle of Man which is specifically designed to provide companionship and support to people in the last 72 hours of their life.
Thinking ahead and writing your future health care preferences down in an Advance Care Plan will ensure that should you ever lack capacity to voice them yourself, your voice can still be heard.
Your comment is personal to you, and we would love to hear all about what you want to do before you die, so please get involved and share the opportunity with your friends and family.