Carol Steger lost her husband, Gerald to Leukemia. Carol and her daughter, Tracy Ressa share their perspective on how Hospice helped their family by providing them with palliative and supportive care. Carol also shares that through Hospice, she was able to keep her promise to her husband that he would not pass in a hospital. Hospice was able to provide a homey place for Gerald and his family to spend time together. Hospice also provided psychologists and support groups to help the family deal with their grief. These support groups helped Carol to realize that she is not alone and many others are dealing with the same grief of losing a loved one.
“The time is always right for family. All of us can relate, in one way or another, to the real families in our series. You realize that if you change a name or a face, it could be YOU. Family Comes First® affirms that family and community are the answers. We need each other as we journey together through life.”
-Vincent J. Russo