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Caring for Your Family as Our Own

Let Grane Become a Part of Your Family

Our patients and their families are at the center of our focus at Grane Hospice, and our staff work tirelessly to provide the best care possible for all. We have staff available 24/7 who make it their mission to ensure our patients have a comfortable and peaceful end-of-life journey.
By providing compassionate care for our patients, as well as keeping regular communication and providing support for their families, our staff often become a part of the family to many.

“The families that I have been blessed to have in my life, and I in theirs, are honestly amazing! I have family members who I no longer see that keep in contact all the time! My children grew to love them, and they also love my children. I have one patient who I would always bring pastries and ‘ice cream sundaes’, which were her favorite! We would sit and talk all morning. They really become part of your own family, and they feel so comfortable and at ease when I’m around. That feeling is amazing and, honestly, is the greatest reward of working in hospice care!”

“Grane Hospice was a godsend when we needed it. They were always there for our mother when we could not be, and she was happy to see them. (The staff) spent their time and took good care of her during what was the most difficult time for us. We cannot thank them enough and have nothing but good things to say about the staff that took care of our mom. We would recommend Grane to anyone that is in need. They were wonderful!”

“I have a family whose mother we had on service about two years ago now, and they invite me over to their home on Christmas Eve.”

“Grane Hospice was so loving, compassionate, and professional in every way possible to my mom at her greatest times of need. Not only were (the staff) there for my mom, but also for our family. They truly went above and beyond in every way! We were so blessed and had such peace of mind to have them at the beginning through the end, with the passing of our beautiful mother. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

“As bereavement counselors we are fortunate to be a part of an amazing team of nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who go above and beyond on a daily basis. Being the last “face” of hospice we are entrusted to carry on the mission of providing premium comfort care to our bereaved families. To achieve this we understand the importance of forming a special bond of trust with each individual.

One of many examples is that of a newly bereaved family member who told me that she wasn’t sure that being “psychoanalyzed” would really help with her grief. Sensing her apprehension, I asked her if it would be ok if I just walked beside her through her grief journey. She later shared with me that she wasn’t quite sure what I had meant at the time but it sounded non-threatening and since everyone else she had met on the hospice team had treated her and her father “like family” she decided to give it a try. A few months into our meetings she shared with me that she was coming to understand what I had meant by walking with her. To her it meant that I had accepted her unconditionally, without judgment, and that it was safe to be angry, to cry and to express any feelings that she was experiencing however crazy they seemed to be. She once told me that she was amazed that I cared enough to keep coming back. She appreciated me understanding that she needed to hear a little about my life, too, as she had no family left pulled and her few friends had away, having long grown weary of hearing about her grief. Something as simple as hearing about how my chickens got loose one morning or what I was planning to make for dinner seemed to give her a brief escape from her grief, and gave her a feeling of connection. She also shared with me that she was grateful that she never had to worry if she was wearing frayed clothing or that the dishes weren’t done, or that there were cat hairs on the chair I sat in when I came to her house. Countless times she has said to me “I don’t think I could have made it through this without you” and I would smile and remind her that she did all of the hard work. Yes, I also used quite a few counseling techniques to help her through some of her darkest days and to equip her with resources once it was time for me to step away, but without the connection I most likely would not have had the opportunity to walk beside her.”

These are only a few examples of how incredible bonds have formed when Grane Hospice team cares for its families.

We thank you for entrusting us with your loved one’s care.

Let Grane become a part of your family.

If you have a loved one that you feel may be hospice eligible, please give us a call.

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