Hospice of Texas
Service Area for Hospice of Texas
Overall Rating 5.0 / 5.0 ★★★★★
Donna Guidry★★★★★ 2 years ago
Words cannot express the gratitude my family and I feel toward Altus Hospice of Beaumont. My father recently passed away after battling a horrific disease that progressed unbelievably fast for the last month. We had promised dad that he would be allowed to die at home, but keeping that promise was sometimes just heartbreaking as we watched him waste away and struggle to breathe. We had been his primary caregivers until Hospice took over, and, although we were still heavily involved in his care, especially throughout the night, having the assistance of Hospice was what helped us keep our promise to dad to allow him to die at home. We are forever in the debt for helping us keep that promise. Seeing each Hospice person (from the nurse to the aides) treat him like family soothed our raw emotions and filled our souls with gratitude. It is never easy to let a loved one go, but to see them suffering is agonizing. Seeing someone tenderly and compassionately give them such gentle care is the only thing that makes something unbearable bearable. To "Hope" (what a perfect name) who treated daddy with such sweetness and who minimized the indignities of dying and relinquishing compare of your body to others: how can we ever, ever, ever thank you enough? Daddy quickly grew to trust you, then love you, as he saw you as an angel God had sent to help him through this hellish disease. Oh, how having you care for him was just a blessing beyond compare! Hospice is indeed fortunate to have such dedicated people working for them (they all are awesome), but, you, Hope, are quite literally the best example of agape love I have ever encountered. I believe people who work in Hospice are all special--they have a power to love and nurture beyond the average person, and you are the perfect example of such a person that is so full of sympathy and compassion. When we needed something for dad, whether a hospital bed, breathing machine, oxygen, or medicine, it arrived promptly. When dad first rejected the hospital bed (I think he felt that when he gave in and went to "live" in the hospital bed in his room, that would be the beginning of the end), Hospice was so understanding and patient. When we had to re-order the bed just a few days later when daddy quickly got much worse and had to give up and rely on the hospital bed, it was quickly redelivered with no one making us feel badly because just a few days early we had returned the bed. I could go on and on, but writing this is making me cry, so I will stop, but, in closing, let me assure you that having Hospice help you with your loved one who is dying is like asking God to send you a band of angels... and that is exactly what He does. God bless you all.