Just as air, food, and water are necessary for the body, connection is needed for the soul.
When Stanley* had to move to a nursing facility, he had to leave his desk-top computer behind. For some people, a computer is a means for work, games, or online shopping. For Stanley, it was his way to connect to his only living relative. Because his cousin lived on the east coast and due to his failing health, neither one of them were able to cross the miles to see each other in person. They wrote to each other daily by email.
When a nurse with Arkansas Hospice recognized the lack of visitors to see Stanley, she asked him if he had anybody he would like to call. He told her about the emails he used to exchange with his cousin. The nurse contacted Arkansas Hospice Foundation who through donations to Gifts of Kindness was able to provide Stanley with a iPad.
With his new tablet in hand, Stanley and his cousin were able to re-establish their daily communication. Two cousins, although miles apart, were once again close at heart.
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*Names have been changed
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.