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Care Moments

Care Moments

Care Moments are stories that capture our dedication to treating each patient with compassion, excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork. Each story illustrates our Care for who I am culture, from the care services we provide to patients and families to how we interact with our partners and one another.

Austin Care Moment

Austin Team Demonstrates ‘Care for Who I Am’ Culture 

In a true display of compassion and solidarity, the Compassus Austin team recently exemplified their ‘Care for Who I Am’ culture when one of their own faced a harrowing ordeal.

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Spreading Love in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

During Valentine’s Week, our Fort Washington, Pennsylvania hospice program had the amazing opportunity to spread extra love and compassionate care to our patients and their families across the county.

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A Compassus Hospice Care Consultant’s ‘Why’

In the world of hospice care, every day brings new challenges, but also moments of profound connection and compassion. One such story comes from Compassus Hospice Care Consultant Evan Campbell from our Tulsa, Oklahoma program.

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Palliative Puffs Care Story

Palliative Puffs

Our Compassus hospice program in Payson, Arizona, recently joined hands with the non-profit organization Palliative Puffs to bring warmth, companionship, and happiness to two of our beloved patients.

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: A Special Recognition for Betty

A Special Recognition for Betty

Our Compassus hospice program serving Fredericksburg, Virginia and surrounding communities had the privilege of honoring patient 87-year-old Francis “Betty” Mills, whose life story echoed resilience, service, and unwavering dedication.

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Casa Grande Care Moment

A Special Gathering in Casa Grande

Our Compassus program serving Casa Grande, Arizona and surrounding communities had the privilege of hosting a Remembrance Gathering this past month for our patients and families. It was a time for people to come together and honor the memories of those we’ve lost, a chance to remember and celebrate their lives.

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Homemade Holiday Cookies

The Compassus hospice program serving Green Bay, Wisconsin and surrounding communities recently received a special surprise from a local club—a donation of homemade holiday cookies! The aim? To sweeten the holiday and spread cheer to those in hospice care.

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Elvis Party

Our Compassus hospice program serving Bedford, New Hampshire and surrounding communities threw not just one, but two fantastic Elvis-themed parties for two very special patients this past month.

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Volunteer Nancy Russell

Meet Nancy Russell, an extraordinary Compassus volunteer from our Indianapolis hospice program who has dedicated 11 years of her life to supporting patients and their families. As you will learn, Nancy’s role might not always be in the spotlight, but her contributions are invaluable.

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Ron's Wish Care Moment

Ronald (Ron) Kazanski

Compassus hospice patient Ronald (Ron) Kazanski from our Saginaw, Michigan program grew up and lived his entire life in Michigan. Over time Ron watched his family grow and take different paths across the vast United States. 

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Grandfather wedding

A Grandfather’s Mission

In Southside, Alabama, Madelyne Hayes Giamalva was busy planning her dream wedding. There were countless things on her list of wedding wishes, but one thing stood out above all others: she wanted her 89-year-old grandfather, Joseph Holmes, to walk her down the aisle.

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Sylvia Gelineali care moment

Sylvia Gelineau

In the warm embrace of family, vacationing at the beach has been a long-standing tradition for the Gelineali family. Sadly, this cherished family tradition was disrupted by the onset of Alzheimer’s disease for matriarch Sylvia Gelineali leaving her family wanting to find a way to recreate those precious memories.

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Kaleb Lego Land Care Moment

Kaleb Legoland

On a recent visit with 6-year-old patient Kaleb from our Milwaukee hospice program, the social worker asked him what he liked to do for fun. Kaleb’s eyes lit up as he shared his passions: video games, wrestling with his dad and brothers, and his absolute love for Lego’s. But there was one dream that stood out above all – a trip to Legoland!

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Mr. Price (Thunder)

As Compassus Hospice Care Consultant Amanda Satcher of our Meridian, Mississippi hospice program was making her way home, she stumbled upon something she never expected to see: her neighbor, Mr. James Price, known as Thunder, sleeping on the side of the road.

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Michael Tanner

Michael Tanner’s journey began as a soldier in the Marine Corps, where he served a tour in Afghanistan with honor and dedication. Michael’s service to his country showcased his commitment to protecting others, a value he would carry with him throughout his life.

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Sock Hop

Sock Hop

Our Compassus hospice program serving Flowood, Mississippi and surrounding communities was honored to be asked back for the 3rd Annual Abigayle Adult Day Center 1950s Sock Hop. It was a day filled with music, dancing, delicious food, and most importantly, heartfelt connections.

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James Andrews Care Moment

James Andrews

When James Andrews, a retired boxing instructor and proud veteran, started with our Huntsville, Texas program he expressed to Hospice Care Consultant Shelby Whisenhunt his lifelong passion for boxing.

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Forever Heartbeat

Thank you to our Lakeside, Arizona hospice team for coming together to allow a young mother’s heart to forever beat for her two little daughters. Your compassionate care and steadfast commitment to our patients and their families define what our ‘Care for who I am’ culture is.

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Eula ‘Faye’ Koloch

The special bond between Compassus companion volunteer Diane Potter, music volunteer Kathy Sax, and one very special patient Eula ‘Faye’ Koloch from our Indianapolis hospice program is a perfect example of the immeasurable impact our volunteers have on our patients—as well as the endless rewards that come with volunteering.

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Phil Gerster

As team members we are steadfast in our dedication to our patients, families, & our  ‘Care for who I am‘ culture. A warm thank you to hospice patient Phil Gerster for extending our culture back onto one of our own, it is a honor and privilege to be your chosen caregivers.

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Thomas Lorbeck

When Thomas Lorbeck was asked, “If you could make a wish come true, what would that wish be?” he responded with great enthusiasm: “I would love to see a Milwaukee Brewers game in person with my group home family.”

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Mr. Spiller

Our Houston, Texas hospice program faced an extraordinary challenge when they received a referral on Mr. Spiller from St. Luke’s Medical Center. Mr. Spiller, dependent on a ventilator and IV pressors, had a heartfelt end-of-life wish – to pass away at home, surrounded by family. 

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11th Hour Volunteer

Just when we thought our Compassus hospice volunteers could not provide any more dedication, compassion, and kindness to our patients, enter our 11th Hour hospice volunteers.

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Rich Riggs

From meaningful conversations to surrounding him with his favorite foods, the Compassus team in Willingboro, New Jersey truly excelled in making Rich feel special.

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Colorado Springs

Another trip around the sun, another year of celebrating our team members! See how our Compassus Colorado Springs program shows appreciation for their team members with some birthday love and self-care.

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Home Health Care Story

Kokomo Home Health

When Ascension at Home together with Compassus patient started services with our Kokomo, Indiana Home Health program, he had limited family support, needed major home repairs, and had very little food in his home because his refrigerator broke down. Thankfully, all this changed when the Kokomo Team stepped in and exemplified our  ‘Care for who I am’ culture.

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Imogene “Genie” Schiegg

When Compassus Colorado Springs patient Imogene “Genie” Schiegg wanted to go horseback riding for her 91st Birthday, our team–with the help of Dawn of Hope Ranch, got to work in making her birthday wish of being a cowgirl, a reality.

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Opal McCardle

The Hattiesburg team worked diligently and found a nursing home placement that allowed both mother Opal and son David to be in the same facility.

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Edward Brent Swindoll and his wife Jennifer Anne

Edward Swindoll

For home hospice patient Edward Brent Swindoll and his wife Jennifer Anne, this promise of  ‘Care for who I am‘ came in the form of a Date Night thanks to our Hattiesburg, Mississippi team.

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Dick's Care Moment story captures our dedication to treating each patient with compassion. Learn about our Care for who I am culture.

Dick Novak

Our Wisconsin team planned a date for Dick and his wife after learning that they used to enjoy taking car rides and hadn’t been able to do so in a long time.

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Freddie Johnson

Compassus Volunteer Coordinator Travis had the honor of visiting with patient and Army veteran Freddie who disclosed he learned the important life lesson of dedication while serving.

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Care Moment - Michelle

Michelle Darr

Compassus Specialty Infusion RN Michelle Darr eases fears of toddler patient with toys.

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Care Moment - Ricardo

​Ricardo Anaya

Our New Mexico team planned the wedding of hospice patient Ricardo and his partner Margaret.

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Maryann​

Maryann’s dream of a birthday celebration that focused on her after sharing the day with her sister for years finally came true.

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