January 4, 2019
When Ginny first came to us, chronic illness was winning the day. She was having a terrible time managing her diabetes, and combined with heart disease, she was finding it hard to walk. Her legs were so filled with fluid that they were actually leaking water. She was already prescribed a massive daily dose of insulin – five times the average dose! She had been in and out of the hospital as her symptoms worsened. Living alone, no family close by, what was Ginny going to do? The hospital wanted to release her, but she was going to need some help.
November 15, 2018
Armand Maheux believed so strongly in hospice that he asked his care staff several times to give a testimonial. And we are so glad he did. What follows is a synopsis of a long visit with Armand and Central VNA’s Director of Development.
Armand is a charming man. With his hair neatly combed, and his pin-striped dress shirt crisply pressed, he was sitting up on his hospital bed waiting for my arrival. When his daughter Bonnie answered the door and showed me in, Armand was clearly glad I had arrived.