I will offer a physicians perspective. I am not normally involved with my patients after they get referred to a hospice. Prior to working with the Medical Director at Faith and Family I truly didn’t realize the scope of care that can be provided. I typically measure care by a clinical standard. My eyes are open and I have a different perspective on how hospice can help my patients live longer with more dignity and how the family has better closure and mental health. I only wished that all my patients were in their service area. Well done!
S. C. D.O.
Our lives are different because of your support. My father was a difficult man and he was very close to the chest with his past. My children were actually afraid of him. While visiting my father with my brother I learned that the Faith and Family staff were actually annotating his life story in the Faith and Family biography book. We learned things about him that we had no prior knowledge of. These stories collected by their Social Worker provided insight into my father past never seen nor heard of which shaped him as a young man.. I can now tell my children why grandpa is grumpy and how life was hard in the country where he was raised. I can’t thank you enough for being involved, helping us understand his reality and helping us put our reality to ease knowing more. AMAZING Hospice AMAZING involvement. In his last days my children actually wanted to visit him in the nursing home and they saw one of the few smiles I had seldom seen in my 49 years. We never knew that this would be the best experience of our entire family’s lives. To have closure, smile and fill the gaps that always plagued us. God bless you all and thank you! Can’t say enough good about your unique care.
To all at Faith and Family. I am so grateful for your thoughtfulness and your generous heart plus your kindness. We will never forget any of you,wish we had met sooner. Take care.
the C_ _ _ _ _ _ family
A quick note that we wanted to thank you all at Faith and Family for the amazing care provided to our dad. Olivia, B
Everyone there was kind and considerate of our dad’s needs, and those of our family. Please let everyone know we are thankful for all that you did.
Chris & Bruce B.
Olivia, Bruce and Chris B
These past couple of months have been tough since my father was living in an assisted living facility. We couldn’t visit him even though his health was failing. My two brothers and sister felt the burn of not being allowed to see him. I do appreciate the daily updates, face time and communication from the hospice of Faith and Family. They were consistently involved and even provided care during this covid 19 crisis. They told me that they were not scared they simply trained and ready to serve. My first thought was that they were medical professionals. What I didn’t know is that they did more than clinically support him with his condition. I found out that he had a personal social worker assigned to him for daily and weekly sessions including visits from the hospice aide nearly every day above and beyond his private duty caregiver. He even flirted with his nurse and that helped us know he was happy and comfortable. My dad was not a religious man, but found comfort through his talks with the chaplain who was well versed in Judaism and also worked closely with our Rabbi. Full care and council never though possible. They have even counseled my brother and continue to help him. They said they’d help him for as long as he wants. I really needed to share our story since its one that we will never forget.
I miss my mom differently than I thought I would knowing that she would pass away. I was scared and worried about everything. I was ready for the different 5 stages of grief and even printed them out to self monitor. I was ready for denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I was numb initially, but immediately skipped anger. Faith and Family let me be a daughter. I didn’t need to worry about care or what to do. They took care of everything pertaining to her care. I learned the meaning of body, mind, and spirit. We had an early seed planted as we reflected on gratitude and appreciation. I was prepared and guided and never thought knowing about those two beautiful words would be my foundation for my families recovery. I was privileged to have my mom all these years. Every time I get emotional I know it’s because I appreciated and was grateful for her amazing impact on me. I’d feel less if she were less of a mom. I know I’ll meet the other stages in time, but I will have perspective to help me live and endure as an example for my family. Thank you all for your loving support I know that you guys gave us your best!
My father was in the army during the Vietnam war. He shared stories about the brotherhood with his fellow soldiers and how everyone had each others back. He often reflected that he knew without doubt that he was important. My dad told me before he passed that the group of “little angels” from Faith and Family gave him something for the first time since his days serving in the Army. They gave him the same feeling that his back was covered without measure. The supportive care team was always there to educate, lead and help my dad feel important and honored for his service and for seeing him as a dad who cares for his family. My dad also mentioned to me that he saw how our family was also supported by his care team and that they said that they were there for us…his family no matter what and that made him feel good that we were in the same good hands when he was gone. He loved his talks with his Chaplain, his “special social worker”, nurses and the hospice aide. Our Family understands why and how Faith and Family supports all of us while honoring our faith and our family. We now share mutual hearts and stories and we are forever thankful.
Tina S. Daughter
Faith inspires love and respect for others,
No matter where they are or what they believe. It is a beautiful thing when a company is built on such a simple but essential premise. When it comes to patient care and support of families what could bring more hope to them than to see staff that cares for them all as He would? I know from experience that watching someone you love suffer and ultimately die is agonizing -even with faith. Without it, facing terminal illness and death is unbearable, hopeless and terrifying. Only eternity knows the impact Faith and Family Hospice has already made in the lives of patients and their families but someday you will find out. Till then, keep up the great work. A loving daughter Rachel