June 2011


My husband, David, was recently under the care of The Villages Hospice.  Oh behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care given to him during his five months with Hospice.


He was treated with understanding, compassion and excellent medical care.  Dr. L. and the nurses, Bernadette, Doreen and Lori did their best to make him comfortable, answer his questions, and provide treatment for him.  The social worker and the Chaplain showed both of us concern and gave helpful suggestions about our present circumstances.


My urgent call to Hospice came with a quick response.  I was concerned about the feeling of intrusion in the home, but I must tell you it wasn't that way at all.  The team came in, explained everything they were doing, what to expect with Dave's condition and coached us on how to treat my husband in his final days and hours.  My children were present at this time and the team was respectful of our time with Dave, and they became part of our family for a few days.


I have great comfort when I recall those final days and the excellent and complete care given to Dave.  I'll be eternally grateful to Hospice, that you helped me observe and participate in the beautiful and peaceful passing of my husband.