When four year old Oreanna was diagnosed with Batten’s Disease – a rare, fatal brain disease – her family felt their lives turn inside-out. Overwhelmed with the care she required, Arkansas Hospice provided them with a pediatric care team. A team nurse recognized the hopelessness the family felt. Through research, she found a weekend conference in Tennessee specifically geared for patients and caregivers of those with Battens.
Arkansas Hospice Foundation covered the expense of Oreanna’s mother and grandmother to travel and attend the weekend conference.
Today, they have gained strength from a support system, confidence in their ability to care for their little girl, and hope for tomorrow.
In a note from Oreanna’s Grandmother Ann, she wrote,
“After the conference I know what our future looks like first hand and knowledge is power. Most importantly, I no longer feel alone anymore. I have friends I email and call daily going through the same thing. That’s what the conference did for me. It was a lifesaver.
Whoever you are, thank you!”
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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.