Frank

"My wife had been diagnosed with a very rare degenerative brain condition with no known cure. She  stated she wanted to die at home, not at a hospital.

A Montgomery Hospice at Home staff member suggested I hire a full time nurse to help me with her care at home. The staff member arranged for her to stay at Casey House for a few days so I could prepare the house for her care. Carrying her stuff in my car, I followed the ambulance from the hospital to Casey House. I was able to decorate her room with flowers and cards she received while at the hospital. Casey House was very warm and inviting. When my family would come to visit, we would sometimes have a pizza at the big table in the common area. When we were not in her room, we would often sit in armchairs in different seating areas.

At Casey House, the staff made her very comfortable. My family and I took turns staying with her in her room. We were able to be with her as much as we wanted and we never left her alone. At Casey House, a social worker seemed very interested in hearing about the vacations and time we spent together. After her stay was over, she came home where the full time nurse and hospice at home staff helped me and my family take care of her and keep her comfortable until she died. After she died, I appreciated the mailings and phone calls I received from Bereavement Care. I want other people to know about the good care they can receive from Montgomery Hospice and Casey House."

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