A single sigh and she left. She left us, not with anguish or pain, but in the quietness of a sunlit room, in the peace of her own home, under the guardianship of a hospice program. My mom was able to die the way she wished…at home, surrounded by her favorite things, with her family close by. We were only a breath away, not sitting in some cold, impersonal waiting room. November is National Hospice Month and today I want to say thank you to the men and women who work every day to help the dying and their family find peace in the final farewell.
Join me as we talk with Susan Powell, a licensed clinical social worker who is the Psychosocial Manager for Group Health Hospice in Seattle, WA.
You can learn more about the hospice movement by visiting their website, www.nhpco.org.