Sometimes life is filled with many special everyday moments that become a special memory in our lives. These memories may come from exciting occurrences such as holiday celebrations with friends and family or from something as simple as a cup of hot cocoa on a bitterly cold day. Or in the case of a Midwest Hospice patient, a special memory may come from a lunch with friends.
Our nurse, Lori, recently had a patient that had a simple request. Our patient wanted to meet her friends for a lunch one more time. Lori went straight to work. She organized the lunch to be held at the nursing home where our patient could remain safe and comfortable. She reached out to as many of the patient’s friends as she could. Of the 18 she called, all 18 rose to the occasion to support their ailing friend.
They say you can’t pick your family but you can pick your friends, and when everyone of those friends take time out of their busy schedules to come and make your dream come true that gives an overwhelming sense of peace.
Our patient had one major wish, she wished to have lunch with her friends one more time. Having all her friends together in one place meant a lot to her and we wanted to provide her with the opportunity. Midwest Hospice is always striving to make our patients as comfortable as possible in their time of need. Instances like this, may seem like small everyday occurrences, but to our patients they mean the world. Peace of mind and being surrounded by those who love and care for you makes a difficult process that much easier.