We find ourselves living during an uncertain time these days with COVID-19 reeking havoc on daily life. At 60 years old, I have never experienced such anxiousness among so many. With so many conflicting sources I find myself battling over the right practice to put in place to be vigilant and wise.
At the front-line of this pandemic are the healthcare workers. While the schools close, flights are grounded, and many events are called off, our Physicians, Nurses, Hospice Aides, Social Workers, Spiritual Counselors, and caregivers still provide compassionate care for those in need most. Of course we have always practiced good hand washing techniques and used personal protective gear (Nurses are like that). Hoffmann Hospice is following the National Hospice and Palliative Care guidelines. We still continue to provide care to terminally ill throughout Kern County. We ALL know that there are people facing the last season of life that are unable to receive visits from friends and family members due to the precautions in place. During this time it is our honor to make sure they know they are not alone, they are not abandoned, we are here. After all, there are no “do overs” in hospice.
Together, collectively, we are looking forward through this storm. We know that as with every season, “this too shall pass”. In the mean time, let us all remember the important things in life and the people we love.
Thank you to our staff and ALL the medical providers for their selfless dedication to provide care to others.
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