Karen B. on Birdeye
3 years ago
08/21/2018, 15:58 PM
The staff at Roze Room Hospice were incredible. My husband was to be transferred from City of Hope to our home on March 29, 2018. Roze Room Hospice made arrangements for all of the necessary equipment; bed, oxygen units, linens, etc. were delivered the day before on March 28. They came and set up everything, where I wanted it, in the morning of the 28th. My husband was to be brought home at 10:30 am on the 29th and the Roze Room nurse was at my house at least 2 hours prior to that with all of the medications and equipment that they would need and to tell me what to expect. They were planning to be with us 24 hours a day. My husband came home from City of Hope via ambulance and the nurse was there to see that he was comfortable, hooked up his oxygen and took his blood pressure immediately after the ambulance staff left. He was monitored constantly and the nurse shared all information with me. A Social Worker came later to go over issues that might present and to be sure that I had support. Both the nurse and social worker were very caring and professional. The spent a lot of time talking to me to be sure that I was ok and happy with my husband's care. She administered pain medications on a regular basis.
At the end of the first nurse's shift a second nurse came, went over every issue regarding my husband's case, checked his vitals and made sure that everything was in order before the first nurse left. By the time the second nurse arrived my husband's vital signs were deteriorating. She encouraged us, my sister and me, to go try to get some sleep and said she would wake me if things changed. At 2:00 am, she came and woke me and told me that my husband had only a few minutes left. She gave me and my sister, time to tell him goodbye even though he was incoherent at that point, and he left us at 2:15 am on Good Friday, March 30, 2018. A call was made to the people who would be transporting him to be cremated and they arrived shortly. Prior to their arrival the nurse straightened up his bedding and treated him in such a kind and caring way.
I could not have asked for a more caring team of people to be in my home, caring for my husband and I thank God that they were there.