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Hospice – friend or foe?

on June 18, 2013

Vic's Final Journey

Hospice – friend or foe?

A blogger friend, Terry, is preparing for her beloved brother Al, to move home from an Assisted Living Facility. Al suffers from Parkinson’s disease and his general health condition is extremely precarious. Terry blogged: “I finally heard nothing from the phone. I had done everything I could find to do trying not to have to make the dreaded call to Hospice. I decided not to use the Hospice here in our county. I was very disappointed in them with the lack of care they gave to my father.”

Vic wrote this on her Face Book page on the 15th of May 2011… “Today Hospice came to access my Grandfather… They dripped him & made him comfortable. He has lost his swallowing reflex, sleeps most of the day, is completely bedridden & can barely talk… The suddenness of his deterioration is…

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10 responses to “Hospice – friend or foe?

  1. Sharon says:

    Friend . Sadly xo

  2. That was very moving, hugs Jules xoxox

  3. FlaHam says:

    Julie, Thank you for sharing this. I have just begun the process of gathering information regard Hospice care, and where the facilities are around me. While I am still a long way from needing that service, being prepared is a must. Please take care, Bill

  4. janeslog says:

    My local hospice is in Airdrie, Lanarkshire and is a very nice place. The staff in hospices are very caring.

  5. Debbie says:

    Here, hospice nurses come to the home if requested. We had hospice with Dad so he could pass at home. Wonderful program.

  6. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    A good reblog, Julie. I like Tersia’s pages. Always meaningful stuff.

  7. Hospice staff have a special place reserved in heaven.

  8. Nickolas W. Cummings says:

    I suffer with fibromyalgia, Lymes and a number of issues. doing my radio show helps me focus on something to make my week better. I also am trying to get a fibro support group off the ground in the Milton/Lewisburg area. If you or a loved one suffers from fibro or chronic pain, have the contact me to be a part of our group.

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