Stories From Our Patients


Marie had lived a good life and was ready for hospice. But her adult children were not ready to let her go. When they realized it was the right time for hospice, they discovered that hospice benefits the entire family. Learn about the care they received from Hope Hospice.


As a medical social worker, Carrie deals with the topic of hospice almost daily. But when it came time for her own mother to go onto service, she experienced the same doubts and uncertainty as anyone else. Listen to her story of how she leaned on the hospice team for care, education, and comfort.

A common misconception about going onto hospice is that it means you’re giving up. Hospice allows a patient facing a life-limiting illness to define what comfort care looks and feels like, and it has the goal of preserving his or her dignity. For Rich and Judy Gluck, dignity meant focusing on pain management in the comfort of home, where Rich could concentrate on spending quality time with his family before he passed.


Hope Hospice’s Family Education Series is for family members who are providing care to a loved one with a terminal or chronic illness.
The series covers a variety of topics and provides education, support and resources.


Hospice provides comfort in many ways.
For Lisa, Hope Hospice gave her time to be with her mother — as a daughter and a friend. For her mother, Hope Hospice provided a canine companion who gave her comfort and connected with her in special ways.