Thanks so much for taking care of our mom. You enabled her to die at home surrounded by her family which is what she wanted.
In my position at Above & Beyond Home Health & Hospice – every so often I find myself reading through stacks of thank-you notes directed to the hospice staff from a client’s family member who has passed away. I’m usually looking for words to describe the service being provided by Hospice because hospice care is commonly mis-interpreted. Usually the family member will write something to the effect of “no words can express how comforting it was to have Above & Beyond hospice with us through this journey.” Although those comments are very heartfelt & expressive… they do not always lend a hand to the Marketing/advertising person with a deadline on a radio script.
Now I sit here wanting to write a thank you note of my own for the care my friends (co-workers) provided my Grandpa at end of life. My pen doesn’t move, so I decide maybe I’ll bake some cookies …the staff is always on the go so they will appreciate a sweet snack. … Humm.., Nah, not even the best bakery in the world couldn’t put as much heart in to their work as a hospice worker does. Flowers pop into my head, women love flowers…they will think that is a lovely gesture. I let out a sigh…. Nope, no flowers can compare to the beauty of being able to provide someone their dying wish to be in their home surrounded by their family. Ok now I’m starting getting frustrated… Gift certificates seem so cold in comparison to a hospice workers warm heart…an award does not match their humble attitude towards caregiving for a complete stranger…blankets are nice but I’m sure they have a million of those..
So here it is… Thank you to the staff & owners of Above & Beyond for making a normally very talkative grand-daughter at loss of words for the un-conditional care you have given my grandparents & me during grandpa’s last few months. There is no “easy” part of your job. Such beautiful people you all are for doing what you do.
Special thanks to: Marcia, Chelsea, Toni, Sue, Leanne McKinsey, Nicole, Carol, Johna, Mindy, Becky
Thank you to all the wonderful staff at Above & Beyond the staff went “above and beyond” in helping with my husband being ablet to die at home as he wished.
Dear Hospice workers – Thanks so much for the loving care that you gave our mother during her last several weeks of life. We wish you could have known her when she was more expressive and when she was singing as she always had music to sing or hum.
My Mom is 90 years old and she has above & beyond (nurse and bath aide) and I am extreamly happy with the care she gets from your staff. They are all so compassionate and I know they care deeply about their patients/clients. I would want anyone else but Above & Beyond taking care of my mom.
what a wonderful service you provided for our family while our mother was in the anamosa hospital, we are deeply greatful
Dear Hospice Nurses A big thank you from all of us from the bottom of our hearts for the care and kindness you gave my husband during his journey home. What a loving and caring group. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
We appreciated very much Above & Beyond’s caring and professional work, and we have no doubt our dad was in good hands with all of you.
Words can not express how wonderful you are!
Dear Friends- words cannot express our greatfulness for the tender care that you extended to grandpa during his final days. Your kindess & gentleness to him and to Grandma made the difficult process much more bearable. We are deeply greatful.