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Old 04-02-2016, 05:22 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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I'm so sorry, Windwalker. {{hugs}}
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:14 PM
 
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Very sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-03-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Windwalker, I am so sorry for your loss. I believe your mother is at peace now, and has regained her health and joy.

She would want you to live fully and joyfully as well. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way.
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Old 04-05-2016, 11:25 AM
 
Location: SW US
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I've been wondering if I should call the hospice caregivers who were particularly helpful to my Mom and me in her last days and thank them? Or should I do something else?
I am thanking the hospice company in the obituary.
They made it possible for her to stay in her familiar apartment until the very end.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I am sure a card or a pan of brownies would be equally appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I've been wondering if I should call the hospice caregivers who were particularly helpful to my Mom and me in her last days and thank them? Or should I do something else?
I am thanking the hospice company in the obituary.
They made it possible for her to stay in her familiar apartment until the very end.
When my MIL passed away, we sent a thank you note to her caregivers (she was in memory care center at the end). We also brought a big sheet cake up there, with some paper plates and plastic utensils so that they didn't get stuck washing dishes afterwards. They seemed to really appreciate that.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:07 AM
 
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I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.

When my Mom passed, I did send a thank you note to the Hospice/Home health nursing group. I wrote a thank you note to many people who helped us during her illness, and even to some that I wish had helped more. It was very cathartic for me.

We also gathered my Mom's unused medications and medical supplies, and asked her Hospice nurses if they could use them. One nurse took the diabetes medications to a woman who had few financial resources who was disabled and home bound and really needed them. The other nurse took the unopened bottles and brought them to a group of nurses and doctors that she works with that travels to needy countries to provide urgently needed healthcare. The medications went to Haiti.

My mom would have been pleased to know that.

Thank you for taking care of your Mom.

Wishing you peace.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: SW US
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As best I could tell, the hospice people were all independent contractors. They called from their personal cell phones, although I had to call them back on a central number, which appeared to be staffed by a volunteer. Because I am ill, my contact with them was by phone. I would like to call the nurse and thank her for all she did for my mother. She basically oversaw the care my Mom got from her assisted living during the last two months. Because I could not be physically present, I probably needed more detailed updating on Mom's condition than other people might have needed. It took some persuading, but eventually the nurse became very good at updating me. My sibling was able to visit Mom, who was in the same town, and meet the caregivers, but did not share any information with me. If more than a call or thank you note is needed, it would have to be something I could order and send from my home, but since the hospice doesn't really have an office I would not know where to send it. And how could I order a cake to be delivered?
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