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Taking care of our skin with Dr. Elizabeth McBurney

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by rgremillion
Join us to learn more about taking care of our skin!

Join us to learn more about taking care of our skin!

Honoring Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders, Founder of Modern Hospice Movement

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by rgremillion

Honoring Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders, Founder of Modern Hospice Movement

Posted on July 16, 2014 by Christopher Hewitt (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)
saunders photoJust 9 years ago from last Monday, Dame Cicely Mary Strode Saunders’ life came to a close after 87 years. Born in 1918, she marched across the 20th century as a self-starting woman destined to be remembered as the founder of the modern hospice movement. Thus, in honor of her death day, this week we take a moment to honor her widespread influence and ongoing legacy. Her accomplishments were extraordinary. After attending Oxford, serving as a nurse in WWII, then going to medical school and qualifying as a doctor, Saunders worked for decades “to build a home for dying people, where scientific knowledge should be combined with care and love.” And in 1967 she founded St. Christopher’s Hospice, the first secular, modern hospice in the world.

Saunders’ practices, informed by her own extensive research and firsthand experience with pain management, continue to shape the ethics of hospice care today. Advocating the need for palliative care, the tenacious, driven paragon of proto-feminism disavowed the prevailing ethics in which doctors would attempt to cure their patients at any cost while those who couldn’t be cured were considered failures. Instead, she believed that dying people deserved compassion, respect and assistance with managing pain. And not just physical pain—Saunders widened her notion of pain to include a more holistic complex of physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions.
Along with her progressive ideas on pain and treatment, Saunders corrected the things she found objectionable in the medicine of her day. She renounced the idea that medication had to wear off completely before taking another dose, refused the widely accepted practice of lying to a patient about his or her prognosis and abolished “visiting hours,” which were often an excuse to have mostly “non-visiting hours.” In summary, her cutting-edge decisions are basic protocol for many hospitals today.

Imagine what our world would be if we had more visionaries like Saunders — people so clearly marked by goodness and truth. Audacious, free-thinking and endlessly compassionate, she pushed against the mistakes of her peers to help those most in need of comfort and care. As we watch our aging parents and grandparents, let us remember her lessons as we honor her life, remarkable as it was.

July-August 2014 Pillar

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by rgremillion

Please click on the link below to enjoy the latest edition of The Pillar!


July-August Pillar

And the Winners are…..

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by rgremillion



First Prize Winner of the GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Truck is Eileen Fisher ticket # 6304 

Second Prize of the KZ Sportsman Camper goes to  Ellen Caillouet ticket # 2971


Thank you to everyone for Making a Difference!

3rd Annual Sr. Independence Day – June 26th

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by rgremillion
Join us for our 3rd Annual Sr. Independence Day

Join us for our 3rd Annual Sr. Independence Day

Recognizing our Blessings with Lewis Bernard

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by rgremillion

Lewis Bernanrd FlierLewis Bernanrd FlierOur lives can be full of blessings both seen and
unseen. Often we take for granted the simple things and Lewis Bernard will take
us through the journey of recognizing our blessings. Thursday, May 22nd 12:00noon-1:30pm.   Registration is required
and light lunch will be served.  Call 337-232-1234 to register.

Hospice of Acadiana Conference Center

Lewis B. Bernard

The Labyrinth as a Tool for Healing Grief

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by rgremillion

The labyrinth can be a means of healing and transformation for grieving people. Presented by Aimee Dominique, MSW, LCSW, and certified labyrinth facilitator.

Labyrinth Flier

Yes, I Remember it Well Goes to the Movies

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by rgremillion

Robert Redford stars as a biplane pilot who missed his flying days in WW1, takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed. He goes on to be a famous Hollywood stunt pilot depicting the dog fights in the Great War.

Yes I Remember It Well-Te Great Waldo Pepper

Understanding Colon-Rectal Cancer Presentation by Sylvia Oates

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by rgremillion

Check out the information for our monthly inservice presentation. This is opportunity for any and all to gather information from professionals passionate about the subject matter.
Sylvia Oates

March – April 2014 Pillar

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 by rgremillion

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