We’re humbled to hear the stories of how we’ve touched the lives of families and their loved ones who’ve connected to our hospice care philosophy. You, too, may find comfort in learning of their unique experiences and recognizing elements that are familiar to your own.
Hear their stories. Share your own.
The Myers Family
Esther Myers' decision to pursue hospice care was her own. She’d received regular dialysis treatments for three years, ever since her kidneys had begun to fail. Then, at age 95, she decided to stop treatment, a decision supported by her family and her doctors.
Several months before making the decision to stop dialysis, Esther had shared with her family that – should she ever need hospice care – ProMedica Hospice was her choice. Esther had personal ties to ProMedica, being the last resident to check out when the former Crestview Club Apartments closed on ProMedica Flower Hospital's campus. And, she’d heard good things about our hospice program from a long-time friend.
According to her wishes, we began caring for Esther in her retirement residence in Waterville, providing the support she knew she and her family needed. Six weeks later, Esther understood she needed round-the-clock care and made the choice to move to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence.
“I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding care and consideration my mother, Esther Myers, received at ProMedica Ebeid Hospice Residence.” – Jerome Myers
Esther's son, Jerome Myers, credits our pleasant facility, efficient processes, and compassionate care with lessening the anxieties of his mother and her family during a challenging period in their lives.
“We found genuine comfort with the staff. They were extremely flexible – tailoring the experience to my mother’s wants and needs. In the three weeks my mother spent at Ebeid, the staff became bona fide friends of our family.”
After three weeks at Ebeid, Esther passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2012, surrounded by loving family and friends.
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Sharing connects us. Tell your hospice story so others can see themselves in your experiences. It’s one way you can give back.
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