There are no words to describe how thankful the family of …”Sonny” S… is for all of the support and love shown to him and us during his recent illness and death. Vickie Osborne, RN went above and beyond the call of duty to provide us with supplies and guidance. Vickie demonstrated professionalism at all times, and her compassion and warmth always brought so much peace to the family and to Sonny. She always returned phone calls and always provided the right answers to so many questions that we had during this very stressful time. Vickie always allowed Sonny to make the decisions regarding his care. She never changed his plan of care without consulting with him to make sure he was in agreement with the new plan.
Karen Youngue, LMSW was the best social worker that our family has ever worked with. She was able to assist Sonny’s sister to understand the responsibility she would have after his death, as the executor of his estate. She also guided Sonny and his sister to accept the realization that a Will was very important and needed to be completed prior to his death; this was a subject no one wanted to discuss. Karen did an excellent job bringing this topic to the forefront so this could be completed while Sonny was of sound mind and body. She also provided the family with so much support that we never felt that we were all alone dealing with the death of a loved one. She walked with us the whole way.
Laveesha was Sonny’s aide. She was phenomenal. Sonny was a very modest person, however, he took immediately to Laveesha. He enjoyed her visits and she maintained her professionalism always but also was very personable to Sonny and he really appreciated that. She was so surprised at his quick decline, but she never showed this while giving Sonny his bath. He was unresponsive but she continued to talk to him while bathing him so he knew, even at the end, how much all of the hospice team loved him.
Once again we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
If you or your aging loved one could benefit from Hospice Care Services in Orangeburg SC, contact the caring staff at Grove Park Hospice, at (803)536-6644.
Providing Hospice & Palliative Care in Orangeburg, Bamberg, & Calhoun Counties
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