There are several emotions, so close to the surface for anyone who is being admitted into hospice care. Family members feel the same turmoil even though they know it is the right decision for their loved one. Whether our patient is admitted into home care, a facility or into the Hospice House, our goal is to bring physical and emotional comfort to our patient and their family. Medicine, of course, is a part of the process but making loved ones feel welcomed into our care calms fears and lessens stress.
Raymond “Dale” Korns and his wife Chrystel have a wonderful, close-knit family with several generations who share love and support. While in the Hospice House, the Korns family welcomed a stream of visitors who brought food, a shoulder to rest on and kind words. On one Saturday evening, they gathered with friends and family for a pizza party just outside of Dale’s room. Memories were shared and new memories made during that very special evening. The Hospice House became a gathering place and a home away from home. We at Community Hospice are blessed and consider it a privilege to be a part of this special time in our patient and their family’s lives.