For those facing a terminal illness, their last wishes often revolve around three simple things: family, comfort and home. The care and support Masonic Village Hospice provides prioritizes these wishes so patients can pass in peace and on their own terms.
This hospice volunteer is writing patients’ legacies as mementos for their families.
Registered Nurse Ashley Watts supports Masonic Village Hospice patients and families through some of the most difficult days of their lives.
Masonic Village Hospice staff have a special place in Bill’s heart, as they have guided him through the loss of his wife and throughout his own illness. As he looks down at his tattoo, he is reminded of his love of adventure and for the people who have cared for and about him.
Masonic Village Hospice staff dedicates themselves to families of patients, like the Meridionales, so they have time to reflect, share memories and grieve together during their loved one's final days.
Registered nurse Robert Heim is a natural-born caregiver who often serves as a guiding hand, voice of reason and shoulder to lean on for patients and their families, and fellow Masonic Village Hospice staff.
For those who never met Betsy Karl, her personality shines through in the way her husband, David, speaks of her. Betsy, in so many words, was slow to anger and quick to forgive. She was caring and generous.
When Ron Swope thinks of his wife Karen, he thinks of three things: her basket full of coloring books, all the angel figurines she placed around their home and her smile.
For many, the word “therapy” depicts lying on a couch while being asked, “How does that make you feel?” However, Integrative therapy considers the whole person: medically, psychosocially and spiritually.
Colt Romberger’s father had a saying, “When life hands you manure, make fertilizer.” That off-the-wall piece of advice has become part of Colt’s everyday life.