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Bob’s Carpentry Legacy

22 Jan 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

Robert E. Wilson, known as Bob to his family and friends, was a patient in our San Bernardino hospice program who reminded our staff about determination, dedication and love, even in his final hours of life. Bob was a delightful man; both funny and sweet…

“Do You Really Think She Can Hear Me?”

09 Jan 2018, Posted by Seasons in Community

About a month ago I had the privilege of being at a patient’s bedside as she experienced a peaceful death. I am a Hospice Admissions Nurse and had been asked to admit a woman who lived in a nearby nursing home into our program. Normally these…

Man’s Best Friend at All Stages of Life

02 Jan 2018, Posted by April Dovorany in Community

They say that dog is man’s best friend, and those are words that are all too true for pet therapy team Rosemary and her pup, Sophie. From the first time we welcomed Sophie to a Seasons Hospice facility, we quickly realized that Sophie and her…

Patsy and Frederick’s New Couch

18 Dec 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Hospice care isn’t about just caring for our patient; it is also about caring for each individual family member who is part of our patient’s life. Often, it means we have to find creative solutions to challenges that we see and our staff lets no…

“She is going to die. In a couple of weeks.” Those were the words spoken to me that cold, snowy December afternoon. “What is the next step then?” I asked the doctor as I tried, unsuccessfully, to clench my jaw and fight back the tears….

When The Patient Ministers To Us

30 Nov 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

I recently had the immense privilege of working with the family of a young woman who was being admitted for a terminal cancer diagnosis. Just walking into the house was tough, as I have children in that age group. I was very aware of the…

Carolyn’s Birdhouses

17 Nov 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Earlier this year, we had a call come in to our Milton Inpatient Center in Massachusetts, one that to this day makes our staff smile. Our charge nurse Kimberley took the call. She spoke with a woman, Maura, who was looking to find a volunteer…

Christmas in October

06 Nov 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Christmas doesn’t usually arrive in the small town of Forest Grove, Oregon until December, but this year, it came early for one family. Audex “Audie” Gay was a fixture in the Forest Grove Community. Always smiling with a joyful soul, Audie worked in town for…

The Poet’s Song: Tom’s Legacy

27 Oct 2017, Posted by Seasons in Community

Our patient, Tom Layesman, was a man with a love for the written word. Tom majored in English at the University of Maryland before going on to do graduate work in the professional writing program at Towson State University. He enjoyed spending his time writing and playing music….

There are certain prayers and scripture readings that bring me comfort. Because they are familiar to me, hearing them again and again brings me a sense of calm even in the most troubling of times. Spiritual Presence Volunteers can bring that comfort to those living…