Requests come in from families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. They are hurting and need to express their love for someone who has died. A memory bear is an ongoing comfort for them. Created from their loved one’s clothing, a Memory Bear is there to hold and hug as they remember.
My Hospice Experience
As a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant, I gained valuable insight into the world of death and dying. In sharing some of my thoughts and experiences from those moments, I hope to help others who face the issues of death and dying. The dynamics of an expected death play out with all the functions and dysfunctions of life itself as families come to terms with the finality of life.
The creating of Memory Bears and the sharing of what I learned as a CHPNA, is an opportunity to help others as God provides.