When you’re coping with the loss of a loved one or need help caring
for a family member or friend who is dying, where do you turn?
For Greg Feeser, there’s only one option—Hospice of Frederick County.
Greg first turned to Hospice in 1989, when his best friend was dying of
brain cancer. “Hospice was as much of a help to me as they were
for him,” he says. Greg was so grateful for his experience that
he spent two weeks of his vacation time volunteering in the Hospice office.
Since then, both his father and now his mother, who is currently in the
nursing unit at Buckingham’s Choice and receives weekly Hospice
visits, have relied on Hospice of Frederick County’s services. Patty,
the same RN who worked with Greg’s father, now works with his mother.
“This was wonderful because they have a history and know each other
so well.” Through each experience, Greg credits the Hospice staff
for being kind, supportive, and helpful to his individual needs and those
of his family.
“If Hospice weren’t there, I would’ve felt so much more
alone,” he says. “I had a difficult time making decisions,
and they’ve guided me in so many ways. They’ve been a wonderful
support. Not one thing stands out, but so many things. Every step of the
way, somebody was there for me.”