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Kind Words and Testimonials

Every Neiborhood Health patient is assured of receiving safe, prompt, courteous care. Neighborhood Health professionals have proven their dedication to providing quality care to the people of our community time and time again.

But there's more to the story. Homecare is a very special kind of healthcare. Because it's carried out in the patient's home, it's very personal. As a result, close bonds are often formed between caregiver, patient and family. Here are a few kind words from patients and family members. We are truly grateful to them for taking the time to write us.

* Some personal details, such as full names and dates, are abbreviated to retain the privacy of our patients.


Dear Heidi,

My mother was a patient at the Hospice. She passed away on April 30.

My family and I would like to take this opportunity to thank and praise your wonderful staff.

Mom could not have received better care in her final days. Everyone was kind, caring, respectful of her and of us and our needs. In particular, I would like to mention Genna, John, Rachel and Kate. They went above and beyond in caring for our Mom. Please tell them how much we appreciated their kindness and devotion to our Mom.

I am a graduate of Chester County School of Nursing (1973). I am very proud to be a graduate of the hospital that is affiliated with the Hospice and such high standards of care.

Thank you again.

Sincerely,

Daughter of Hospice Patient


Dear Ms. Devoti:

I want to thank you and your excellent staff for the therapy they gave to my wife, Janet Bentley, at our home. I want to particularly thank Raelene Collins, PT, Julie Cooke, OT, and Karen Lukenda, ST. Janet had a stroke in 1990 with right hemiplegia and had another on 24 August 2013 which involved the right occipital lobe of the brain. The physical therapy, which Ms. Collins supervised was particularly valuable and my wife is able to better navigate inside the house. Mrs. Lukenda was very insightful in improving the speech and cognitive functions. In addition she was pleasant and supportive. Our "children" who have seen Janet commented on her improvement in speech. Mrs. Cooke was very helpful also, however, my wife did not have as much deficit in that area. Thank you very much for the excellent therapy that was given following this second stroke.


My husband was a patient of NHA for the past several months. he lost his battle with cancer earlier this month.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your nurses for your exceptional care. Carolyn Stahl was our assigned nurse. Her professionalism, caring, and compassion is a credit to her and Neighborhood Health. In addition to Carolyn, we had several nurses during the course of my husband's illness. Eash of them treated him with the utmost respect and kindness.


To all the wonderful nurses and the social workers of hospice. Also thank you to the aides. You are truly remarkable people. Thank you for all your love that you extended to me and my family while taking care of [my husband]. You helped us through a very hard time. Thank you again and God bless you.

Wife of a hospice patient


The care the hospice nurses provided, not only to my husband but also to me, was tremendous. I will always be grateful to them. They were a pillar of strength for me. I would like to thank them for all their support and efforts during those emotional days. They do a tremendous job.

Wife of a hospice patient


We would like to thank everyone who participated in the care of our mother. She got excellent care and it really helped to ease our minds, knowing you were at our beck and call. Please accept this donation and God Bless your organization.

The daughters of a hospice patient


Dear Staff at the Neighborhood Hospice,

It is our understanding that you took wonderful care of our dear brother-in-law's father prior to his recent death. Please accept this token of our gratitude for your loving care... Thank you for all that you did to assist him during this difficult time.

Relatives of a hospice patient


This gift is in memory of my father. This is a small thank you for taking such good care of him and our family for the short time he was with you.

Submitted by the Daughter of a hospice patient


To all at the Neighborhood Hospice Program:

Our family would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude for all the support you granted us during my Dad's final days. We were frantically seeking a solution as to how we could possibly keep my Dad in his home to experience his "end of life journey" with dignity and having all of us with him. One simple phone call to you solved it. Within hours we were greeted by a guardian angel, [nurse] Cathy. She entered my Dad's house, consoled us and in the most professional and compassionate way, gave my Dad the peace of mind he needed to endure his journey.

[Nurse] Mary was our constant guardian angel with daily emotional and physical support to care for my Dad. Mary's expertise and knowledge allowed us to have a better understanding as to what my Dad was going through and how to deal with it every step of the way. Jen [the aide] helped Dad feel more comfortable and bathed him in such a compassionate and respectful manner. Please let her know we wish her the best of luck with her future endeavors.

May God bless you all for your compassion and kindness. Please accept this donation in loving memory of our Dad.

Family of a hospice patient


Thanks for taking good care of mother. We appreciate all that hospice does for us.

Daughter of a hospice patient


Dear Chaplain Glod,

Enclosed you will find my...charitable donation to the Neighborhood Health Agencies, Inc. in appreciation of the bereavement support groups offered to people experiencing the loss of a loved one. Having lost my husband, I sought out group counseling. The Thursday evening support group that just concluded and of which I was a part, helped me through my journey of grief. I find myself able to understand the emotions and feelings that I have had since his passing and find that it has made me a stronger individual.

I hope this donation will help continue the efforts of your bereavement support groups. I would recommend this to anyone who is dealing with a loss. Thank you for letting me be part of such a great experience.

Wife of a hospice patient


Dear Director,

My wife was a home hospice patient for 15 months, fighting valiantly against liver and lung cancer until her death. Your nurses were angels to her during this time. She often spoke of how wonderful each and every one was during her fight. Michaela was her case nurse. Connie was the social worker who visited often to encourage me as much as give comfort to [my wife].

In appreciation, I enclose a donation to be used as you see fit for the benefit of your patients or even to help your nurses with furthering education opportunities.

Thank you again from my heart. God bless you all.

Husband of a hospice patient


To the Staff at Neighborhood Hospice,

My sincere thanks to all of you for the care you gave my aunt. A special thanks to Vilma who cared for her at the end.
God bless all of you. You are always in my thoughts and prayers.

Niece of a hospice patient


Dear Neighborhood Hospice,

Please accept this small contribution in loving memory of our aunt. We're so grateful that she was able to receive care in her home and to be surrounded by caring family and caregivers. We are honored to be able to celebrate her life and express our loss by supporting your efforts. It is comforting to believe the family's choice to support hospice will help other families who are facing similar circumstances. We honor [our aunt] and the work you do.

Niece of a hospice patient


Thank you so much for taking care of my father...Your team made such a difference in his final days. You made him comfortable and kept his last moments very peaceful. My brother and sister are very grateful also. Keep up the excellent work. You are all angels!

Son of a hospice patient


Dear Hospice,

Thank you for the note and phone call. Our family is doing fine. We were prepared for the end and w were all there with [our Father].

I tell everyone that hospice is a great organization - it fills a need like nothing else. I want to give a special thanks to the nurses and aides who worked with [him]. Their excellent help and advice allowed [us] to care for his at home. I'm certain [he] was grateful. I know all of us in the family are appreciative and grateful.

Family of a hospice patient


Neighborhood Hospice,

Please accept the enclosed contribution in memory of a very special person who passed away at your facility...

[He] was a patient under your care for approximately four weeks. He was very pleased with the care he received while there. He told me this on numerous occasions. The nursing staff who cared for [him] were particularly compassionate and kind. Thank you, all of you, for the kind, comforting, respectful and dignified way that you cared for my beloved [friend]. You made a difference in the quality of his life.

Friend of a hospice patient


Dear Sirs/Madams:

I and my children want to express our sincere thanks for your care of my wife...prior to her passing away. Your nurse was with us at her passing and saw to it that she had no suffering at that time.
Again, my thanks for your kind services.

Husband of a hospice patient


Dear Friends,

I can never tell you enough and thank you enough for all you have done to help so many people. My husband was there his last days two years ago and those days were beautiful for him and our family. I just wish he could have spent more time with you. You are angels without wings. I just wish I could send you more.

[Another recently-deceased patient of yours] was a good friend of [my husband's] and I am so glad that I can send this donation to you. Thanks again for all your love and kindness.

Husband of a hospice patient


Please find enclosed a donation... My family has utilized the services of hospice several times in the past. My experiences with hospice have always been excellent. They are kind, thoughtful, and provide comfort during very difficult circumstances. Thank you for the good work you do every single day.

Donor


Please accept this contribution to your valuable organization in the memory of [my friend]... We know several families who have benefitted from the wonderful care and comfort provided by your hospice services. When we heard [he] was going to West Chester, we knew he was going to receive the best care possible....Thank you for providing care, comfort and support to so many patients and families trough your hospice services.

Donor


To whom it may concern,

Enclosed is a donation...in memory of [our friend]. Thank you for all the outstanding work you do for the dying as well as for their loved ones. Your work is so vital in a sometimes challenging world.

Donor/Friend of a hospice patient


Please accept this check from [my mother]...for your care and concern for her during this past year. It is a comfort to me to know that you are there to care for her.

Daughter of a hospice patient


To Whom It May Concern,

Please find enclosed a check ...as a memorial to....a colleague and dear friend. Thanks to your care, she was able to slip away peacefully. I met [the chaplain] who seemed like a perfect match for her. Please use this gift wisely and let's hope others will benefit from your care. Thank you for all you did for [her] and others like her.

Friends of a hospice patient


Last Updated: 12/5/2014