Michael (51) dreamed of sitting on the beach, listening to the roar of the ocean while watching the sun slowly set below the horizon. When his doctors told him it was time to consider hospice, he knew the number of sunsets he would see were numbered. Although he was too ill to travel from Arkansas to the ocean, his social worker with Arkansas Hospice wanted to make a magical sunset experience happen for him.
MIchael’s social worker contacted the Arkansas Hospice Foundation, who arranged to provide Michael and a friend the opportunity to enjoy dinner and a sunset aboard the Belle of Hot Springs. From the deck of the historic riverboat on a crisp fall day, Michael watched the sky turn beautiful hues of orange, gold and fiery pinks before setting across the water. In thanking the donors for the experience, Michael said, “the weather was perfect” that fall day.
Your support of the Arkansas Hospice Foundation Gifts of Kindness makes it possible to provide our patients with end of life experiences that bring comfort, joy and peace.
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.