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- April 1, 2022

Celebrating life's final days

As aging population increases, more people turn to hospice for enrichment, comfort

by Chris Kenrick

Mission House blends in with all the other homes on its quiet, residential street in Redwood City. The only difference is that it houses terminally ill hospice patients.

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Email Contributing Writer Chris Kenrick at ckenrick@paweekly.com


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm

Annette is a registered user.

The opening paragraph “For patients . . . . giving up or hastening death” is something I understand many people think but families who have experienced hospice care would likely tell you it is a gift. The person needing care is prioritized and cared for by capable, loving caregivers. And family members benefit as well. I know my mother appreciated that her children, though grown adults, had a caring, knowledgable resource to turn to for counsel. That is a comfort. I urge everyone to support hospice services and turn to them when that type of support is needed.

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