Education and Information

How to Write a Living Will in Washington State

Have you ever wondered about writing a Living Will, or what is sometimes known as an Advanced Directive? It seems like a very practical and important thing to do, no matter your age or your medical condition. There are so many questions, and sometimes many confusing answers. We at the Hospice Foundation of Jefferson

Dr. Mattern’s Presentation at our 2022 Annual Breakfast

Watch Dr. Mattern's presentation from our 2022 Annual Breakfast below and learn more about the state of hospice and home health care challenges in our community. This event took place at the Northwest Maritime Center on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Thank you to all who attended! MORE ARTICLES

The Many Shades of Grief

by Shirley L. WilliamsGrief, what is It? Is it just what you feel when a loved one or friend dies? If you look on the internet, that’s the definition. However, grief, sadness, or emotional suffering can occur for other losses as well. Webster’s dictionary defines it as “intense emotional suffering caused by loss, disaster, misfortune”.

Dealing with Denial

Nearly all of us, at one time or another, have dealt with denial in our lives. Most of our denials are fairly innocuous to our daily lives. However, there is one area of denial that can put undue pressure on our families and friends. Talking about death is an area we all must face

Starting the Conversation

Finding new ways to talk about life (and death). Let’s consider a reasonable possibility: we experience an accidental injury occurring during a long-anticipated vacation. We have planned this vacation with family and friends, we have reached our destination and suddenly, we break our leg with a severe fracture. How it happens makes no difference: skiing,

Are You Exploring End of Life Care? 

Hospice Foundation’s mission includes but not limited to: the importance of educating our communities about the value and benefits of hospices services.Peace of mind about this inevitable span of our lives is a valuable commodity. Time spent learning in advance about the available resources in Jefferson County and imagining what resources you might want will set

Know Your Options

The Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare jointly with Jefferson Healthcare’s Hospice Program stress the importance of educating our community on the importance of end-of-life preparation, an eventual outcome for all. Addressing important decisions beforehand provides choice-certainty for you and your family during actual time these decisions have to be finalized. When facing end-of life care,

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