posted on Aug, 2 2018 @ 09:07 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82
We volunteer as well and give money. It never seems enough.
I work with intellectually and developmentally disabled adults but, most of that is a paid position except for gatherings and special Olympics etc.
One just doesn't seem to have enough time for everyone that needs them.
One of my best friends was a hospice RN. She now works with me but, she is one of the most compassionate and empathetic people that I have ever had
the privilege of knowing. She opened our hospice house in our county and was a rock when I was with hospice with my Mom almost 4 years ago, She was
not only a wealth of information but, helped me along so much that I will be eternally grateful. She was there 24/7 which may be all that some folks
need. Someone to talk to for a minute, a release or a way to just talk it out.
It disturbs me to this day that I may have given my Mom that final dose of morphine that sent her out however the alternative was much, much worse.
I agree with the poster above that it is a transition period, that we are helping them to move on. Although that doesn't make it easier... I think
that there are a lot of folks who have no one to care or come around and that makes me sad.
My sister in law is in rehab finally after breaking an ankle and suffering a lot of set backs, my 83 year old sister who has Alzheimers is with me. My
sister in law was in hospice at home until the accident and had to check out and hopefully she will check back in. She had a volunteer who helped them
and she was wonderful and with me being 3 hours away, I would have gladly paid her for her volunteer time. Sometimes the family just needs a little
Good luck and please let us know how it all work out and thanks for letting me or giving me a venue to vent a little.