Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care receives numerous testimonials about the care Cornerstone provides to patients and their families. The names of patients and loved ones have been removed or changed to protect patient confidentiality. Feel free to comment on any Testimonial by clicking on its title.
I would like to send a special thank you to your staff regarding the care of my father, Normand, and the special care of my mother, Virginia, for the spiritual, mental, and well-being concern you showed them both and my family. A special thank you to Isaac for providing the spiritual comfort at this difficult time. Your singing of Amazing Grace to Mom was a blessing and a comfort. To Wendy, Dad's nurse,- he looked forward to seeing you always and loved your laugh; it made his day. To Caroline for silly jokes that made Dad laugh. And to Cherry for all the counselling and taking time to listen to EVERYTHING no matter what it was about. To Hope - thank you for all you did to help and guide Mom the morning Dad passed. You all were a blessing and a comfort to both Mom and Dad. You all are proof that angels walk among us. You all will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you again,
Lewis and Kelly
Posted on Thu, 27 Sep 2012
Published in The Daily Commercial Letters to the Editor, January 21, 2012, Leesburg, Florida
Our family would like to write this letter regarding the loving care and treatment that we received from Cornerstone Hospice when our mother was under their care.
When Cornerstone Hospice began caring for our mother, its employees were very patient and helpful in answering any questions that we had as a family. They sent full-time nurses to our home the first weekend, and the nurses were very nice in making our family feel comfortable with the treatment that our mother was receiving. They stayed with us until we felt confident that we could give our mother the level of care that she needed and deserved.
Our mother was under the care of Cornerstone Hospice for more than 10 months and received the best care that was available. A Cornerstone Hospice nurse would come by every week to make sure our mother was comfortable, and to check on us as a family as well.
The nurses at Cornerstone Hospice truly care about their patients and the patient's family. Our family always felt like we were educated in the treatment that our mother was receiving, as well as the journey that was ahead for our mother in her fight with her illness.
When our mother passed, Cornerstone Hospice employees were there to offer us any help that we needed as a family in dealing with the loss of our mother. They offered counseling services for our family, and they helped with guiding us through a very tough time in our lives. Cornerstone Hospice employees not only care for the patient, they also care for the patient's family as well. We feel that without Cornerstone Hospice, we would not have been able to give our mother the care that she needed and deserved. Cornerstone Hospice went above and beyond our expectations, and for this we are forever grateful to them for their services to our family in our time of need.
Posted on Fri, 27 Jan 2012
As "snowbirds", we've been enjoying what Orlando has to offer for many years. Little did we realize that our last trip would be our last time with my beautiful Mother-in-Law, Mary. Our bittersweet journey ended at our winter home with the angelic, caring nurses and medical assistants from Cornerstone Hospice. My experience as a surgical technician couldn't prepare me for the intense pain and desperation felt as we were losing Mom. Everyone involved in Mom's last days was so remarkable and comforting. How fortunate we are to have such professional and compassionate resources available. While my husband and I will never stop loving and missing Mom, knowing that she was getting the absolute best care available helped ease our incredible pain a bit. We lost Mom in April and we are still hearing from Cornerstone Hospice, offering bereavement counseling, how to deal with our profound grief and just making sure that we are OKay - like wrapping a big loving blanket around my husband and me. God bless everyone who cared for Mom; they will forever be in our prayers.
Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2011
Please permit me to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude for myself and my entire family for services rendered to us by your organization. One is never prepared for the passing of a loved one, as was the case with the loss of my husband, Rudolph. However, the "Blue Team" of Cornerstone Hospice made what is generally viewed as a completely sorrowful and negative experience one of compassion and love.
There are so many good things that can be said about our experience with your agency, but if I had to limit it to a few points I would have to say that it was clear that all staff members were completely knowledgeable and professional, compassionate and caring, where the needs of both patient and family were concerned, and respecful of the needs and wishes of all involved.
There has not been a day since my husband's passing that I have not been reminded of at least one of the kind acts of your Blue Team. I speak for myself and my family when I say they taught us how to better understand the process of death and how to make it easier for our loved one to feel free to "go home." Please accept a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU from the whole family. You will never be forgotten.
Posted on Fri, 17 Jun 2011
Dear Cornerstone Hospice,
I would like to send you a note of extreme praise and thankfulness for all the care and support you provided for my Mother during my Father's final days in Florida. The help given to my Mother and Father in my absence will never by forgotten. My Mom was getting extremely tired from caring for my Father, an Alzheimer's patient of 9 years. Even though Mom was an excellent caregiver, at 80 years of age, she was becoming extremely tired when Hospice "saved us all!"
They sat with Dad to give Mom a break, provided some therapy for him, taught Mom some tips to make his care easier, brought medicine and supplies to the house, and walked her through the final stages of his disease without fear and with a peaceful knowledge of his last days. With me being 18 hours away, it helped me to know Mom was not alone at this time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you and God bless you all,
Posted on Fri, 17 Jun 2011