By Kathleen Ganster
It is easy to think about only the patient when hospice care enters the picture, but care involves so much more. It involves care of the loved ones close to the patient.
And that includes of course, providing their loved one with the best possible medical care, but also paying attention to their needs.
When the Hondal and Waseleski family had to obtain hospice care services for their wife and mother, Eleanore, Gateway Hospice led the way for the family through this phase of her life.
“We couldn’t have done it without them. I don’t mean to sound cliché, but they walked the walk, not just talked,” said Saundra Waseleski, daughter of Eleanore.
Eleanore had suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, but she was able to remain at home, cared for by her beloved husband, Joe.
“Then my mom lost her ability to walk and was admitted to the hospital for tests,” Waseleski said.