We are so grateful for the generosity of Lena and the SilverStone team members & friends for donating gifts and making these beautiful Thanksgiving baskets that are ready to be delivered to families that we serve. Gratitude and generosity are beautiful ways we can show love to those we care for.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - A time when people all over the world show their support for everyone affected by breast cancer. No matter who you are, whatever your experience with breast cancer, our team at SilverStone Hospice is committed to being with you every step of the way.
Is your loved one experiencing frequent falls, frequent trips to the ER, or showing other common signs that point to hospice?
Seeking end of life care is oftentimes a difficult decision. Your friends are here at Silverstone Hospice when you need us. Click the link in our bio to learn how we can help you and your loved ones!
“Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.”
― Amy Leigh Mercree
If you or your loved ones are experiencing these symptoms, visit our website silverstonehospice.com or click the link in our bio to talk to a SilverStone Hospice specialist and learn more
Happy Assisted Living Week!
Celebrating National Assisted Living Week gives us a chance to recognize all of the staff, volunteers, and communities that serve our senior residents by going above and beyond 💙 We appreciate you!
Happy Grandparents Day! 💝
Today, grandparents are living longer and staying more active and involved in their children and grandchildren’s lives. National Grandparents Day is a celebration of the bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and the perfect time to take an extra moment to appreciate all the wisdom and joy that grandparents bring to our lives!
With hospice, you may live longer.
Patients usually feel better when their pain and symptoms of illness are better controlled. Studies show that with careful management and treatment of symptoms, and specialized care for emotional and physical well-being, hospice care often results in extending patients life for an average of 29 days!
Did you know……..
According to studies, more than 20% of Americans and at least 10% of the world population suffer from chronic pain?
September is - a time when pain specialists and advocates promote pain education and raise awareness about issues related to chronic pain.
Chronic Pain can be defined as pain that persists most days or every day for 6 months or more. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that originally caused it has healed or gone away. For some individuals, pain can last a lifetime.
Some symptoms of chronic pain syndrome include:
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Burning pain
- Sleep issues
- Loss of stamina & flexibility (due to decreased activity)
- Mood problems (including depression, anxiety, and irritability)
Chronic pain can take many forms:
- Mild to severe
- Intermittent to continuous
- Annoying to disabling
If you resonate with any of these symptoms we encourage you to talk to your primary care physician about treatment options for managing chronic pain. Don’t suffer in silence!
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -
Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible --- Tia Walker
Let’s celebrate National Eye Exam Month!
Eye exams can be the key to detecting and diagnosing eye diseases that with early detection, can prevent permanent vision loss. Many vision-threatening conditions may be asymptomatic at first and only detected during a complete eye exam, such as:
- Macular Degeneration
- and Diabetic Retinopathy
Did you know that other serious medical conditions can be detected from an eye exam too? Not only are eye exams important to maintain healthy vision, but because our eyes are a window to our overall health, a simple check up can also help identify other serious health conditions such as:
- High Cholesterol
- Medication toxicity
...and over 100 more...
Regular eye exams can have a massive impact on the quality of your vision and overall eye health, but they can also help detect other serious medical conditions too. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends regular eye exams every 1-2 years beginning at age 40. Have you gotten your annual eye exam yet? 👀
A lovely shout out to our amazing aid Dana. We can’t do what we do without our lovely aides. Thank you all for making such a difference in our patient’s lives.
Happy National Relaxation Day!
Today we hope that you can take time to slow down and unwind. Finding ways to relax and reduce stress will improve overall your health. It’s been proven that stress can be harmful to our health, both mentally and physically. Taking time to recuperate our tired minds and bodies may help prevent health risks too. Today is the perfect day to emphasize taking care of ourselves and taking a moment to relax. What is your favorite relaxation activity?
📘 Reading a book
👥 Connecting with friends
🍃 Spending time outdoors
☎️ Calling or visiting relatives
📸 Looking at photos
🚶🏾♀️Taking a walk
🎥 Watching a movie
📰 Reading the news paper
🛁 Taking a bubble bath
🎶 Listening to music
⛅️ Watching the clouds
🃏 Playing games with friends
🌬 Breathing exercises
⛳️ Watching sports
☕️ Coffee with friends
I was riding along with the SilverStone Hospice chaplain Franklin Reagan, MDiv. when I witnessed a connection that I will never forget. We walked into the house of a beautiful young woman with big green eyes and hot pink hair; she was 34 years young. She was a loving mother with a young son. She was paralyzed and had trouble speaking, but we held her hand and prayed alongside her. As we finished praying, she started hollering, and I thought she was in pain. She couldn’t calm down and kept saying, “I don't want to.” The chaplain Franklin went over to her and held her hand. Sensing this connection, she calmed down and fell over almost limp. To me, it felt like she was reaching out to her father and felt a sense of calm once our chaplain held her hand in support. It is moments like this that reinforce the value and the beauty of the work we do.