Glen Ellyn, Illinois – January 12, 2016 – Harbor Light Hospice helped a hospice patient enjoy a once in a lifetime moment by arranging a special performance of the opera, “Carmen.” The performance was given by a talented group of students from the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. The group performed select pieces from the famous opera at the Westpark Healthcare Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland Ohio hospice helped make this patient’s special day happen as part of their ongoing “Dare to Dream” initiative which has been making special moments possible for hospice patients and their families for years. Harbor Light Hospice, which is also known for being a Mansfield Ohio hospice has become a premiere example of what it means to go the extra mile for hospice patients.
Initiatives such as Harbor Light Hospice’s “Dare to Dream” program illustrate the concept that hospice provides far more than physical symptom management. Patients faced with a life-limiting illness may also suffer from emotional, spiritual and social maladies which require unique care and attention. Hospice care focuses on enhancing the overall quality of life. The patients who have participated in the “Dare to Dream” program were able to live their lives to the fullest on their special days despite being faced with a terminal diagnosis.
The example set by Harbor Light Hospice should encourage other hospice and palliative care providers to continue to strive for excellence in patient care by thinking outside the box in order to bring hospice patient’s moments of joy during end-of-life. Proactive actions for the benefit of the patient will help debunk the myth that hospice is purely medical and that it lacks a human component. If the general public better understands the true hospice mission of compassionate care, then hospice care may begin to be more widely accessed throughout the United States.
About Harbor Light Hospice
Harbor Light Hospice operates under a philosophy of care that assists patients, family, and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. Harbor Light Hospice promotes dignity and emphasizes quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with those they love. Hospice services can be provided at home, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an assisted living center.
Distributed by Harbor Light Hospice
Company Name: Harbor Light Hospice
Contact Person: Alex Caruso
Phone: (703) 810-7553
Address:800 Roosevelt Ro. Building C Suite 206
City: Glen Ellyn
Country: United States