My Hospice: Father’s Day Round Up
What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to share stories about how hospice helped their fathers. See some of their responses below:
“My dad’s hospice nurse knew that his final wish was to walk his granddaughter around the block one more time. The nurse and my mom waited on the porch and when they saw him turn the corner, he had the biggest smile on his face. He died two weeks later. The nurse wrote my then 2-year-old daughter a letter telling her about it. Such a beautiful gift for all of us.” – Ellen Coughlin
“I will always thank Hospice for making my daddy comfortable.” – Lisa Ann Klimasz
“In my father’s last two weeks of life, my Dad wanted to be at home. His hospice nurse was Ron Harris and my Dad immediately felt comfortable around him. He was there every single time I had a question or just needed support with caring for my Dad. The chaplain Tripp was also the most kind, loving, comforting person for my Dad and our family. I don’t know what we would have done without this wonderful organization.” – Laura Craddock
“I never will forget my husband being a patient of hospice and the kindness of the hospital staff. Especially one comes to mind, Farrah Elam, helped me so much and all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with the knowledge, compassion, and skill she had of explaining what was going on and what to expect. It was a very stressful time and he had been battling his ongoing health problems for years. I would definitely recommend hospice for their expertise and compassion.” – Mary Reeder
“When Hospice is done the right way, it is a true blessing for both the patient and family.” – Kimberly Allen-Wolfford
Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment on our NHPCO Facebook post! Stay tuned for a new opportunity to share in July.
We invite you to keep promoting the power of hospice by joining the My Hospice campaign. Please consider sharing this post with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter, or share your My Hospice story with us.