Whenever I think of Angela Hospice my heart swells with gratitude. In 2014 my mother was diagnosed with a rare, terminal brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). The symptoms of this disease include failing memory, behavioral changes, lack of coordination and hallucinations. Deterioration becomes more pronounced in the final stages of the disease and the patient suffers from involuntary movements and sometimes blindness. To see this disease destroy my mother and replace her with someone who became agitated from her violent hallucinations was more devastating and painful than words can describe. The disease is invariably fatal and the precious time we had left with my mother was difficult because she often did not know who we were. Because this disease is so rare, some medical professionals don't really know how to properly help the patient. When Angela Hospice took in my mother, they researched the disease to know how to best care for her and respect her dignity and worth in her last phase of life. To a stranger who only knew my mother as a person ravaged by CJD, it may be easy to just classify her as a difficult, agitated, and frightened patient. But Angela Hospice did not see or treat my mother as a disease. They saw her as a mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, etc. -
someone who was loved dearly and deserved to be as a comfortable and pain free as possible. The staff and nurses at Angela Hospice are angels here on earth. Always patient, kind, loving and supportive. They knew what we needed without us even asking. I will forever be grateful for Angela Hospice in helping us through a most painful and devastating ordeal.
I am a volunteer at Angela Hospice. It has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. The people associated with AH are among the kindest you will find anywhere! And kindness & compassion are not easily found in today's world. I am blessed to be associated with them.
Agency does not work closely with family. Does not communicate well with family or care givers. Will not adjust its business practice to modern communication methods. Would not provide any written schedule or names or care givers. Does not allow direct phone or text contact with nurses, you must go through call canter. Care provided is good but not as good as many other hospice providers.
I was referred to Angela Hospice by my doctor. I was grieving the loss of multiple people in my life. Through individual counseling and group support, I learned to find acceptance and peace. I did not have to worry how I would pay for this help because there was no cost to me. I am grateful for this caring and compassionate resource in our community.
I've used Angela Hospice twice, once in 1999 for my mother who suffered from early onset Alzheimer's disease and again in 2016 for my father who died of cancer. I couldn't possibly put in to words how caring, helpful & calming their team, both in the care center & home care, were on both occasions. They're very good at assessing a family's strengths and letting them do as much or little as they're comfortable with & filling in the rest. When my mom was in the care center in Livonia, Mi, Donna~a volunteer said "get some rest, I'll sit with her" when I said "I couldn't ask you to do that" Donna responded "it would be my privilege." Not that it's her job, but her privilege. All these years later that remark, made off-handed I'm sure, still brings me peace. That's why I love Angela Hospice.
Our family will always give thanks and praise to the staff/volunteers of Angela Hospice for the care and compassion given our entire family during the seven months of hospice my mother was given at your care facility.
We should all be so fortunate to have these people in our lives.
They offer free one-on-one greif counseling. I started going there about 2 years ago to see Rebecca DeRaub. She has been amazing! She's so kind and understanding. I'm so glad I found Angela Hospice. It has helped me heal after the loss of my brother.
I don't know anything about your Hospice - but I do know one of your employees - Grace Ann Lacca - if if you weren't a great place - she wouldn't be there
My husband received home care from Angela Hospice for the last two months of his life. We couldn't have been more impressed by every aspect of this organization - from the initial presentation at the hospital, to the nurses who were available at all hours to answer questions, to my husband's nurse and social worker who visited him at home. My husband was wary of starting hospice care, but after the early visits he looked forward to them and knew that they were helping him live the best life he could. I will be forever grateful for the amazing care he received from Angela.
Angela Hospice was founded by the Felician Sisters. The Sisters believe in compassion, respect for human dignity, solidarity with the poor, transformation, justice and peace. These values reflect the generous work of the Angela Hospice staff and volunteers. They are a truly caring group of people, and experts in their field!