What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. For Helen, it meant being able to go to a “prom” with her boyfriend put on by the facility and her hospice team joined in. As Medicare’s first coordinated care model, we must protect the Medicare Hospice Benefit for patients like Helen and the volunteers that are able to create special memories for her.

Through the professionals and volunteers at Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care in La Pine, Oregon, Helen and her boyfriend received a “prom” date that they would remember.

Volunteers each helped Helen put together her look, from taking her for a walk in her wheelchair down the block to the salon to cutting her hair for her, to even making sure her nails matched her dress, Heart ‘n Home Volunteers made sure Helen was ready for her prom.

Take a look here to see the highlights of Helen’s prom and listen to some of the music that she danced to:

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