Fortunate and grateful for hospice care
I am in hospice care. I am tended by trained medical professionals including nurses, hospice aides, pharmacists, a social worker, a physician, and a spiritual advisor. The nurses are available (on call) 24-7.
My care needs and comfort meds are delivered to my home, and I am provided oxygen, a walker, and much more.
Hospice of Michigan is a non-profit organization, which is funded by Medicare and donations (all of the personnel contribute).
Hospice personnel are caring and considerate of both my wife and me. They collect suggestions to improve their service.
I cannot but think of the millions of people who have died in pain and anguish without hospice. I am so fortunate and grateful.
ROBERT P. MERKEL,