Tag Archives: hospice

Hospice enhanced my father’s life in his final days and nurtured our family

Swett family

December first is my father’s birthday. He would have been 88 years old. December 10 will mark the sixth anniversary of his death. Army Lt. Col. Robert Alphonso Swett, Jr. Yes, I am a proud daughter and yes, I miss him terribly. But, I am not here to recount the significant accomplishments he achieved during […]

How hospice care helped Joe Brannigan and his family in the final months of his life

Joe Brannigan

Guest post by Claire Brannigan, whose husband Joe died January 17, 2015.  Our story It all began when Joe started struggling with the aerobic portion of his regular gym workout. At the advice of the instructor, Joe saw his doctor that day. Within days, we got the diagnosis: Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia (AML) — incurable and […]