In 1991, I began working at the local hospital in our town of Auburn California. I had just received a Masters in Healthcare Administration which allowed me to change careers, I had been an industrial purchasing agent, and enter the healthcare industry .
For the last ten years of my career in healthcare, I was privileged to work in hospice; the VNA & Hospice department of the hospital, and it was the most gratifying work I’ve every done; helping community folks when their loved ones were dying. http://www.sutterauburnfaith.org/services/hospice/
So, what is hospice care?
“Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers.” https://www.nhpco.org/about/hospice-care
Since Marcia and Cindy, my two sisters-in-law who had Huntington’s disease, lived in an Auburn residential care facility for the elderly, they were admitted to my hospice program when Dr. Gerry Lee, their primary physician, felt they were end stage.
Last June, when I attended HDSA National Convention, there were two sessions on “end of life care”. I’m so glad the HD professionals are addressing the options available with the HD community.
Therese’s first book is a memoir/nonfiction, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks file.