Touching Reasons for Healthcare Planning

Hospice and EOLC Presentation

Touching Reasons for Healthcare Planning

A beautiful group sharing personal reasons to plan

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Alexian Village of Milwaukee, speaking with a large group of senior residents. This was very close to my heart, because my father was seated in the front row, and my presentation was centered on my mother’s own hospice care and death at this very special place.

I was asked to help show the need for planning, especially to help illuminate that we all need to question, to help guide, and help determine our own care choices.  Using my mother’s journey made it very personal to me, and to many of the residents there that knew her and my Dad.

This complex of complete senior care, from independent living through assisted living, to skilled and hospice care provisions truly allows a community of residents and caregivers to exist. As I shared with those present yesterday, I experienced it first hand during my mother’s illness. And I continue to witness it with each visit to my Dad. I am grateful they were blessed in life to allow this.

As I spend this early morning reviewing yesterday, I feel blessed to be a tertiary part of this community. Yesterday was another view into the depth of caring and concern that is extended. And it provided me a chance for my Dad and I to relate in another way also.  Thank you to the staff at Alexian that invited me, and especially to all that provide this loving community to the residents.