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Hospice care during a pandemic

Hospice Care During a Pandemic

At the start of 2020, Lois Marie Sowerby’s health quickly declined. As COVID-19 quarantine regulations increased in senior living centers, her family was unable to visit. Lois’ condition continued to worsen, and she was admitted to Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Her family was left to navigate care from afar and could not be with her at this delicate time. When Lois’ doctors recommended it was time for hospice care, the family was faced with more difficult decisions about what to do next.

The family was introduced to the hospice team at Caring Circle and soon things started to brighten. Arrangements were made for Lois to remain safe and comfortable in the hospital until she could go to the Merlin and Carolyn Hanson Hospice Center. With the utmost compassion and care, Lois’ family was able to spend time with her at the Hanson Hospice Center during her final days.

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