My first interaction with Heart
That evening, my mother became dazed, confused and barely coherent. I called Heart
Next, the medical supplies arrived, the spiritual adviser called and we three sisters were left with medication, medical supplies, and detailed instructions as to how to care for our mother. What had earlier been a very upsetting crisis was now replaced with a feeling of calmness and confidence in our ability to take care of her. Knowing that we could call them 24 hours a day, seven days a week was a great comfort. Thanks to the expert training and guidance we were now able to confidently care for Mom and enjoy our time together as a family. My only regret is that we didn’t ask for help sooner.
Hospice care made it possible to grant Mom’s last request to pass away peacefully in her own home, surrounded by her loving family. Unfortunately, she passed away on the third day
In the days and weeks that followed, I found myself so grief-stricken that I could barely function. I accepted the free grief counseling available to
After a year had passed I took the training to become a hospice volunteer. Soon I was assigned two patients to visit in the local care center. My visits were quite short due to being one of the many hospice caregivers visiting these patients daily. I sometimes thought I had a minimal impact on the patients, but it was the bond with their families that was so special. They were always happy to see me and continually expressed their gratitude for the Heart
I can truly say that serving as a hospice volunteer is one of the greatest blessings in my life! My mood has improved, I feel that I have a purpose, and I feel appreciated by my patients, their families, my coworkers, and the m
It is so easy to love and support the wonderful families I meet! I love this whole organization and its mission to provide emotional, physical, and spiritual support to the patients and their loved ones. Serving others is a wonderful experience and I always receive as much love and compassion as I give. I’m very grateful for the care provided to my mother and the opportunity to bring that same comfort to others!