For most of us, Christmas is a time for celebrating and being together with our families and friends. But when a loved one has a terminal diagnosis and is reaching the end of their life, and the family is facing what will be their last Christmas together, it becomes even more important. It’s even more vital that we make every contact count and take every opportunity to provide support.
Our Hospice at Home nurses are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, during the night and day, even through the holidays – on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day itself and Boxing Day – to ensure that our patients receive the nursing care they need to be comfortable and free from pain, and, hopefully, well enough to enjoy the day.
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Her dearest wish
Jackie Bestwick explains how Treetops nurses supported her mum:
“My mum, Alice, was a really glamorous lady who loved life and lived every day as it came along. Mum was a real party person and Christmases for us as a family were magical. We had a lovely decorated tree, shimmering gold and silver garlands, and there was always happiness, love and generosity.
“When mum became ill, her dearest wish was to die in her own bed. I was really worried about this but that’s when I was introduced to Treetops.
In safe hands
“The first night, the Hospice at Home nurse came in and quickly put us at ease. She introduced herself to my mum and they immediately had a bond. I felt pure gratitude knowing that there was someone there to care for her and I was happy to leave her that night knowing she was in safe hands and I could go home and get a good night’s sleep.
She lifted me
“The difference it made was tremendous. My mum was very ill and bravely carried on but I could see she was fading in front of my eyes. When the nurse came, she lifted me mentally. I cried with relief that they could support both of us. I couldn’t have asked for any better care, support, empathy and compassion.
It meant everything to my mum
“It meant everything to my mum, she was so happy to receive the care at home. She didn’t want to go into hospital and we were privileged as a family that we could carry out that wish for her. It gave her great comfort.
“We all loved mum so much and would have done anything for her, so together working as a team with Treetops, we were able to do what she wanted.”
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