Visit the BridgingLife website (formerly Carroll Hospice) to learn more about the compassionate care we’ve been providing for more than 30 years.
“Have you ever lost someone you loved and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.” —Mitch Albom
While there’s no textbook example for why people give, if you look up “giving” in the dictionary you’d be sure to see a picture of Wayne and Bonnie Barnes. Donating to more than 25 charities, the retired Air National Guard veteran and former assistant high school principal have dedicated their lives to serving others.
Hospice work is different from all other aspects of medicine. Your patients and their families need your absolute best; you really do have to bring your “A” game. Families and patients are probably at the most difficult time in their lives.
Sometimes, due to illness or injury, individuals are not able to make an informed decisions or communicate their wishes regarding their healthcare decisions and treatment preferences. Advance care planning is a way for a person to plan and document the type of care that he or she wishes to have at the end-of-life.