The work of hospice is personal and emotional. Comments from survivors regarding hospice are revealing. Here are a handful of excerpts taken from the individual stories told at HospiceFoundation.org.
“If I had one wish it would be to be able to reach people that have the same fears about Hospice that Fred and I had and to be able to reassure them. Hospice gave him the quality of life for his last days that he would not have had without them.”
“The people we were lucky enough to have assigned to our team while Dad was at home were some of the most caring and professional individuals I’ve ever met. They even attended Dad’s funeral service.”
“Our family is so grateful to have had Hospice. They are such wonderful and loving people and we will forever more recommend hospice services to anyone who is in need… You all make such a difference to those departing us and those of us who are left behind.”
“There simply are no words to express what I feel for these wonderful people who helped each of us, especially Mom, who was allowed to die at home, surrounded by people who loved her. I don’t know what my Dad would have done without them.”
“I appreciated the hospice staff and their attention to even the oddest of our requests during this difficult time… Although losing a loved one was unimaginably personal, hospice lent a heartfelt hand, gently guiding us through this anguished journey.”
“Hospice care does not end at the moment of death…. The warmth the hospice staff has extended to me and to my Mother’s caregivers has made it much easier for all of us to get through the past months since her death.”
Take a moment to read these stories. Click HERE to check out the full list.
If you have questions about hospice care, please call us at Hope Hospice at 314-984-9800. We serve patients and families throughout the St. Louis area.