“I’ve never worked for a company that was so welcoming. This is it.”
I had a patient who was 96. One time she asked me something and I was telling her a couple of funny stories. She was laughing all over herself.
When her daughter walked me to the door, she said, “I’ll never be able to repay you for what you did for Mom today. I haven’t seen her laugh like that in 15 years.”
You have to have a heart for this kind of work. It’s not for everyone. These families depend on us so much. And they’re so grateful. In the end, they tell us “I don’t think I could have made it without you. You were always there for us.” That means a lot.
The job I came directly from was a physician’s office. There were so many people we had to see a day, just in and out. I wasn’t learning people’s stories. I didn’t like that. With Hospice, you get to know the patient and the family, spend more time with them, and I think you give better care.
It’s an all-around good atmosphere. We make them as comfortable as we can, as happy as we can.
I’ve worked in a lot of different places, but I’ve never worked for a company that was so welcoming. I just felt like I was home from day one at Hospice. This is it. I couldn’t be happier.