My mother is dying. She is 90. After a brutal illness left her defeated, she chose to take a path she says she want to follow because she is old, tired and her existence is no way to live…My siblings and I chose to honor her decision and make her final days comfortable and joyful. We were fortunate to have found support from the remarkable nurses and staff with Hospice of the Comforter.
Embracing Patients and Families
We realized that we could not do this alone. We were fortunate to have found support from the remarkable nurses and staff with Hospice of the Comforter. From the moment we reached out, someone from Hospice has been guiding us with information, suggestions, and most all, kindness. (Link to hospiceofthecomforter.org/services/hospicecareteam)
Riding the Roller Coaster!
Mom is comfortable, clean and restful. She has her ups and downs as she waits and waits for the final moment she seeks. While we ride the roller coaster with her, the nurses encourage and assure us our experience is quite normal.
Mom is grateful and remains comfortable with her decision to quietly leave us forever. But without the support of friends and the profound compassion of those who work with Hospice, we would have been immensely troubled and burdened with anxiety and confusion. (Link to hospiceofthecomforter.org/griefsupport)
Horizons Bereavement Center
- Horizons Bereavement Center touches many patients and families by offering:
- Grief support/counseling for adults, children and teens
- Ongoing support groups
- Educational materials
- Workshops and special classes
What You Should Know About Hospice of the Comforter
Hospice of the Comforter is the only faith-based, non-profit hospice serving Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.
In 2015, a total of 3,850 patients received care in their homes and 955 patients received care in the Hospice Inpatient Unit.
Horizons Bereavement Center provided counseling to 7,867 adults and children.
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