“What was wonderful with Unity on board was that I no longer needed to be his nurse and could just focus on being his daughter. They Unity staff listened to my suggestions and shared ideas of their own, all focused on my dad’s comfort and quality of life. They were able to build a relationship with my dad.”

“My dad was 88 years old and a real character. Up until last year, he was very independent. He lived on the river and was an avid fisherman, but only made it out on the boat a couple of times last summer. He started experiencing confusion, shortness of breath and increased anxiety. He wanted to sleep all the time and was self-medicating. It began getting tougher for him to walk and get around. It go to the point where we really didn’t feel secure with him being alone by himself or driving. My older brother decided to stay with him and in the meantime, I called Unity Hospice. Thankfully, due to his underlying heart conditions, he qualified for their service.

I’m a nurse and have always been the go-to caregiver in my family. What was wonderful with Unity on board was that I no longer needed to be his nurse and could just focus on being his daughter. They Unity staff listened to my suggestions and shared ideas of their own, all focused on my dad’s comfort and quality of life. They were able to build a relationship with my dad. They knew his likes and dislikes. They knew us as family members. It really gave me peace of mind to have Unity caring for my father. When I tell people about my dad’s final days, I always say it was the most horrible, yet the most beautiful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. He was comfortable and very much at peace. I cannot thank Unity enough.”

—Mary Beth Fumelle, Daughter of James