When the at-home treatments were not sufficient to manage her pain, Pam decided she would like to move into an available bed at Chatham-Kent Hospice. Her husband, Scott, acknowledged that driving Pam to the Hospice was the most difficult thing he ever had to do.
"Even as I was driving her to the Hospice, I wondered if we were doing the right thing,” shared Scott, “but once we arrived, I knew it was the right move. All of us felt a calm we hadn’t felt in several months."
While Pam was the official resident, the care and support provided extended far beyond her. The Hospice staff allowed her family to step away from the role of caregivers, and they were made to feel welcome and supported for every second of their stay. "It was the gentlest way that the worst thing we could imagine could happen,” shared Kerry.
- Shared by the McKinlay Family