Hospice Worker Helps Grant Patient’s Wish to See Family “One Last Time”
Halloween is all about scary stuff … and it’s also about fun. So we’re erring on the latter side and featuring a feel-good story for this holiday day. It’s about hospice. What? That doesn’t sound feel-good? Well, it can be.
Ninety-two-year-old Loma McGuffey, a Texas resident, longed to attend her family’s upcoming reunion, her hospice caregiver Sue Justice told Star Local News. ”She said how wonderful it’d be if she could see her whole family one last time.”
So what did Justice do? Why, she made that happen.
She got specialized transportation for free from Elite EMS, and “a nurse and assistant volunteered their time for the occasion,” the paper reports. On the big day:
The nurse and EMS crew stayed on hand for the reunion, ensuring a safe celebration for the woman of the day. “When they returned, she looked 15 years younger,” Justice said.
Often, hospice workers say they don’t just help people die; they help them make the most out of the life they have left. Sounds like Justice is a shining example. You can read the details in the article.
May your own holiday wishes come true tonight and throughout the upcoming season.
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Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.