Family Stories of Hospice Care
“The caring staff brought my family so much comfort when time was of the essence. My sister came in from Alaska, and we had time to cement family bonds. We were able to be intently present with my mother.”
When Chrissy brought her mother to the Hospice Home in 2014, then medical director Marvin Fields, MD, estimated that end of life would come within “hours to days.” As it turned out, Chrissy’s mother not only adjusted well to the staff and environment, but she was able to live another eight months.
“If anyone deserved a peaceful ending to a long life, it was my Mom, Dorothy Hoffman. The compassionate staff and volunteers at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice Home helped us give that to her.”
Libby & A.J.'s story
Libby Wahl’s family had one wish for their father, A.J. Green, when his cancer and dementia could no longer be treated at his home. “We wanted him to be cared for with compassion and dignity—and we knew he would be in the best of hands at Henry Ford Hospice Home.”
Nancy’s family found the entire Hospice care team to be “courteous, kind and aware of the emotions we were dealing with,” Debbie said. “They were also positive and reassuring. They told us, ‘You know your mother best. Don’t worry, you are doing all the right things for her.’”