Hospice volunteers in demand: Area residents share their stories about helping others
There are many experiences in life that leave a lasting impression – but for Diane Hallock of Minnetonka, none that have touched her as deeply as her interaction with Hospice of the Twin Cities.
“They were absolutely fabulous. You could not have possibly asked for a more compassionate or caring or attentive team than the people who served my mom during the time she was ill,” said Hallock, whose mother, Anita Hallock, received hospice care for the last year of her life.
Anita Hallock died in February 2008 about a year after undergoing radiation to treat a brain tumor. She was 89.
Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. See more in Rachel Anderson’s Sun Post story.