“I was lucky enough to be the first LPN/HHA at Hospice of the Midwest in Johnston, IA. I had always done long-term care, and my affinity for the end of life was the reason I went back to Hospice from a Long-Term Care facility. I have been a nurse since 1979, retired from the field, and now work a day and a half in the Johnston office. I love this because I still get to see the staff who lovingly care for their Hospice patients.
I became a nurse as I wanted to make a difference one life at a time. I tell everyone when they say “Oh, Hospice would be so hard!” that I ALWAYS received more than I gave. You never can measure the gift of being invited into someone’s last days and hours. That is sacred time, and an honor.
Each day, all our staff makes a difference, whether they realize it or not, and I am proud of the entire staff at Hospice of the Midwest!”