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Boulder Junction Lions Club presents $500 donation to Dr. Kate Hospice part of Ascension at Home

April 21, 2020

The Boulder Junction Lions Club presented a $500 donation to Dr. Kate Hospice part of Ascension at Home, which was received by Mary Ellen Kaminski, hospice coordinator for Ascension at Home.

Hospice care provides end-of-life care when the patient’s condition is considered terminal and the patient is no longer receiving curative treatment. A terminal diagnosis is defined as the patient having six months or less to live if the condition runs its normal course. The hospice team works with patients to manage pain and symptoms so their remaining time may be spent in peace and dignity.

Dedicated to quality of life, hospice offers a support system of professional staff and volunteers who assist the patient and their family in meeting their physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Hospice care stresses the importance of human needs that go beyond the physical care of the patient. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death; hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.

As a part of Ascension at Home, the Dr. Kate Hospice Team services patients and families throughout the Northwoods. For their optimal comfort, patients and families are supported in their own homes whenever possible. For those times when it is not possible for end-of-life care to be provided at home, Ascension At Home has alternative homes specifically designed to meet the residential needs of individuals receiving hospice care.

In 2000, thanks to generous community support, Seasons of Life Hospice Home opened. Seasons of Life is an 8-bed residence available to hospice patients who no longer are able to or desire to remain in their own home. 

Hospice Care is provided regardless of an individual's ability to pay. Dr. Kate Hospice is dependent on fundraising and donations from individuals and organizations to maintain this promise. This is especially needed to support residents at Seasons of Life, where the cost of care is frequently supplemented by these donations.

For more information about the Boulder Junction Lions Club, visit http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/boulderjunction/ or their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/boulderjunctionlions/. For more information about Dr. Kate Hospice, visit https://www.ascensionathome.com/home-care.

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