Why We Need You
Success for Hospice and Palliative Care has been described as providing a positive end of life experience for patients and families/loved ones.
Valley Hospice Foundation provides support for the care and comfort of individuals as they approach the end of life. This involves caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs. It also involves providing support to those who love or care for the individual as they participate in this journey and as they deal with the loss of the individual.
Music Therapy Program
The Board of Directors of Valley Hospice Foundation are happy to welcome Sarah Catherine McInnis who has been hired to establish a program of music therapy for people being served by the palliative care team in both Valley Hospice and their homes. Read more: Introducing our Music Therapist
“Music is an art imbued with power to penetrate into the very depths of the soul.” Plato
Music Therapy draws from a person’s culture, religious beliefs, and cherished memories to create an experience that is deeply personal and meaningful. Most people have had the experience of music resurfacing positive life memories and emotional experiences. Music therapy uses clinical and evidence-based musical interventions to use musical memories to help elevate mood, support life review and reduce anxiety.
The Valley Hospice Foundation raises funds to support various non-medical programs and services which may include:
- Complementary Therapies
- Bereavement Support
- Volunteer Support
- Practical Support for Families and the Community
- Professional Support
We believe that the spiritual, emotional and cultural aspects of care are best served in an environment that is home-like and comfortable. General Giving Funds could be used for landscaping, artwork, flowers, music, etc.