My boyfriend's grandmother passed away on December 27 at a hospice run by Vitas in Hialeah Hospital. I start nursing school in three weeks so I was increasingly observant of the nurses on staff. Most of the nurses were working double shifts and were severely understaffed. However, there was not a moment when the staff did not assist us with her needs, the needs of the family and even helping explain the death to the small children.
I can't say enough of the care and support we all received from the staff of nurses, CNA's and social workers. You are all truly angels who do a difficult job both physically and emotionally. I know now more than ever that I want to be a nurse. The family feels extremely blessed that the hospice was there for her and for us.
So in general, no matter where you work, I thank you.
Dec 30, '02
Vitas is a great organization as are most hospices. Glad you felt inspired.