What My Hospice means is different to each individual and family we serve. This month, we asked the #MyHospice community to tell us about a hospice nurse that made a difference in their life. See some of their responses below:

When my father was struggling with COPD and other lung diseases he had an angel from hospice to guide him. Carrie was not only a nurse but became a friend. She gave comfort, care, guidance, concern and love. All this after she had lost her 16 yr old son 6 months earlier. I can’t say enough good things about her!

Judy Baird

Natalie Fowler Arnold was one of the nurses from Kindred Hospice that took care of my brother from the beginning of the process to the end. My brother was not an easy patient, but she was the most caring, compassionate and professional hospice nurse I have ever seen. She would get down on his level and look him right in the eyes and talk soothingly to him. She would tell him everything she was going to do to and for him. He would smile for her when he wouldn’t anyone else. She made sure we as his family knew everything that was being done for him. All of the nurses from Kindred were wonderful and professional. I would definitely recommend them.

Lynn Stanford

My mother’s two nurses, Flo and Kathy, got my mother to actually sing You Are my Sunshine — will never forget it.

Bonnie Cornish

I am a Volunteer in Hospice. Every week I work closely with the most Dedicated Skilled and Compassionate Nurses who are always on the go to help the Patients and their families. We have a Medical Director who is Dedicated, Skilled and Compassionate as well. He helps the Patients and their Families through the End of Life Process. I am A Volunteer Chaplain who is very Proud of the Hospice Nurses and its Medical Director.

Alan Spiegelman

When my father was dying of cancer in 2007, Kaiser hospice assigned Mike as his RN. Mike became my father’s trusted confidant. He was my mother’s cheerleader and teacher as his primary caregiver. For every single issue the answer was, “We’ll ask Mike”… Mike made sure my father received the best care as defined by my parents. He earned both my parents complete trust. Mike also took care of me, a hospice CEO who thought she knew everything about hospice, but who needed help being a daughter to a much-loved father.

Deborah Whiting Jaques 

Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment on our NHPCO Facebookpost! Stay tuned for a new opportunity to share in June.

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