Capital Caring served 2 members of my congregation recently - both families reported receiving the very best care - kind, compassionate, available quickly for urgent needs. One family used the Halquist Inpatient Center when their loved one was wanting to get home from the hospital but needed to have pain taken care of first. The staff there got the pain under control and resolved within a day and then this person was able to go home a few days later where the home care team provided ongoing support. The other member received care at home where she died peacefully. They also provided great support to the families after their loved ones died with grief counselors and support groups.
Not a Hospice facility I would recommend to anyone!
Capital Caring has done nothing but cause our family, grief, by lack of care for our loved one. Promises were made, never kept. The lack of care in their Aldie Virginia Location is totally unacceptable to any human being. The lack of help, the mis information, lack of doctors talking to each other, and the overwhelming of Opiods they use on people is totally unacceptable. If family members speak up about the over usage of pain medication they take offense, and turn against you, the lack of record keeping is awful, One hand doesn’t know what the other is doing. This is a location that needs The drug enforcement to look at. I’m ashamed to even let people know that we had a family member their. This location might look good to people when you walked in, and they might act like they care, but do not in anyway Trust these environmental looks.
Review from Guidestar
Despite a diagnosis of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia at age 40, my husband John Bessey lived a full and remarkable life for another 18 years until periodic infusions of Rituxan to control his cancer stopped working. Ensuing months of roller coaster ups and downs ended when John opted against the last remaining treatment in favor of hospice. "I'm comfortable with my decision to stop treatment," he volunteered (to hospice nurse Kim and social worker Leisa), "because I want to have as much good time with Shirley as possible." He was enlisting their help to focus on quality of life rather than non-curative, debilitating treatments. Over the next three months, Kim and Leisa visited regularly, talking with John (and sometimes me) about his life and new dreams while monitoring his physical and emotional health. Near the end, John was moved into Capital Caring's Halquist Center in Arlington so his symptoms could be managed by professionals around the clock and he could be kept comfortable. I write about our experience and much more n a recently published memoir, Banged-Up Heart: Dancing with Love and Loss, which may help others facing similar circumstances. Because of what we experienced with John's care team, I am a staunch believer in hospice. This is why I continue to support Capital
Caring as a donor.
Author, Banged-Up Heart: dancing with Love and Loss