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Hospice Vigil Care

What is Vigil Care?

Vigil care offers presence and support during the last hours of a patient's life. This practice is centuries old, but is not commonly practiced. Some patients have little or no family members nearby to keep vigil. Freudenthal Hospice is the only locally-owned hospice that offers this type of care. We tailor the vigil care to meet the needs and desires of our patients and their families. 

Vigil Care May Include:
  • Being a calm presence

  • Sitting with the dying person and their family

  • Talking and answering questions about
    the dying process

  • Listening

  • Shared silence

  • Reading of inspirational text or scripture

  • Playing soft music

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