Hospice Will Support You
Steven had been laid off from his job just before his doctor's appointment. "Your job has been eliminated" was all they said as they gave him his last paycheck and walked him to the door. He had put off going to the doctor because he had not had time to make an appointment. He was young - just in his 30's - it was probably nothing anyways. Now he had lots of time, but the news from the doctor was not good.
The pain he had been experiencing was not just a sports injury. It was not an easy fix. The specialists were brought in, it was a tumor, inoperable and growing quickly. Time was limited - three to six months at best. His insurance had run out - the premiums had been too expensive for him to afford - so he had not kept paying them. After talking with the social worker at Arbor Hospice, Steven and his family agreed that the best thing for Steven was for him to be comfortable and pain free for the remainder of his life. But how would it be paid for? The staff assured Steven it would be taken care of and that he and his family would not need to worry about it. His care would be covered by The Arbor Hospice Foundation.
Steven's Arbor Hospice team made him comfortable. They brought in special equipment including a bed that would allow him to rest better. The nurse kept his pain in check and the aide helped his wife provide the care he needed. As Steven's life journey came to a close, he was at peace. Arbor Hospice had stepped in and helped his family take care of him at home - where he wanted to be - and gifts to The Arbor Hospice Foundation ensured that his care was provided.
The Arbor Hospice Foundation helped cover the cost of Steven's care . Click here to see how The Foundation helps others.