On February 23, 2011, 20 memorial services were held at Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care nationwide locations. The second annual Day of Remembrance is led by staff chaplains and Music therapists, honoring the patients served in years past.
"Informally, our staff supports one another on a daily basis to cope with the losses they experience," said Russell Hilliard, PhD, LCSW, LCAT, MT-BC, National Director of Supportive Services for Seasons. "Formally, we pause on an annual basis to participate in a memorial service to remember the patients who have died and the families who touched our hearts."
“Looking after a loved one can be very taxing for caregivers, especially when the loved one is in the terminal stages of disease," adds Dr. Balu Natarajan, Chief Medical Officer for Seasons Hospice.
Nearly 12,000 patients with terminal diagnoses were admitted to Seasons programs in 2010.