We have all heard the saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” which is often attributed to Confucius (although modern-day usage can be tracked back to the early 1920s). So if a picture can tell a story quickly, imagine the possibilities of watching a video? We realize the potential of telling stories in this manner so we’d like to welcome you to Chapters Health System Videos.
In 2014, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization featured one of our Good Shepherd Hospice patients as a Moment of Life story. “One More Dance” tells the inspirational tale of hospice patient Dennis Heston’s last wish, which was to experience the father-daughter dance. It was for a wedding he wouldn’t be able to attend. With the help of Good Shepherd Hospice, this video was played during the daughter’s wedding after Dennis had passed. Click here to watch the video.
Below learn how our annual camps—Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice—impact those children who need to be around others who have also lost someone close to them—discovering they are not alone in their grief. Or take a tour of one of our hospice houses and find out how patients have an option to get their pain and symptoms under control without a hospitalization. Or virtually attend a Spring Soirée featuring a panel of local community members sharing stories, insight and laughter. And much, much more.
Good Shepherd Hospice House in Lakeland
When patients need more help managing their symptoms, including their pain, they may benefit from a stay at a Good Shepherd Hospice House Watch to learn more about the comfort and quality care our hospice houses provide to residents of Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.
Camp Circle of Love
Camp Circle of Love is an annual bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one that LifePath Hospice hosts. Children come to camp for one weekend and participate in many healing activities and learn to cope in a way they will utilize as they grow into young adults.
Chapters Health Employee Campaign
Hospice employees are everyday superheroes. They go above and beyond to bring exceptional care and compassion to patients and their families at a time when they are needed most. Employees give to the hospices of Chapters Health because they know every dollar matters, and they want to help support the hospice mission. We thank your for the wonderful care you provide and for giving on so many levels!
Camp Brave Heart
Camp Brave Heart is an annual bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one that Good Shepherd Hospice hosts. Children come to camp for one weekend to share their feelings of loss with others. Combining healing with fun, the experience lets children know that life still has a lot to offer.