Although the overall hospice care is important and valuable once a death occurs the staff become rude and uncooperative. We worked with a fantastic funeral home who got nothing but grief and rude responses regarding getting the death certificate signed. They act as though the funeral home is the enemy instead of a gentle transition of care. Shame on them.
Blessed with many angels!! I would like a moment to share my story with you. When I first became a Federal employee in 1969, through the CFC, I supported the Hospice of Northern Virginia, as it was called at the time. I continued to support the Hospice although I had not had the need to call upon them. I have been through the various name changes. In 2005, my father was diagnosed with liver cancer on 06/06/2005 and advised to go home to be with family. This was the first time I called hospice, now called Capital Hospice. Immediately we had a nurse and medications and on 06/11/2005, my father died and again I called Capital Hospice. My mother, brother and I were so blessed by the nurses. On 10/09/2013, my mother went to Alexandria Hospital for extreme stomach pain…after many tests, we found that she had Diverticulitis with an abscessed fistula. After 3 weeks, the hospital said mom would have to go somewhere for special care…I knew what they meant. My friend & Alexandria Hospital chaplain, Sandy Paige, comforted me & I told her that I will not move mom anywhere EXCEPT to Capital Caring Halquist. God really works miracles…at the nurses station was an Intake Specialist from Capital Caring. My mother was moved that evening (10/29/2013) and received wonderful loving care until 11/07/2013. I cannot thank Capital Caring enough for all the care, love and services. Everyone at Halquist was professional and provided the assistance to my mother with dignity. I have attended the 8-week program for parental loss and the Tribute Lights ceremony of rememberance at the Halquist Center and Dulan Methodist Church. I feel blessed to have the many people I have met at Capital Caring who will be angels to me forever. I pray that Capital Caring will be able to continue the offices throughout the metropolitan area and pray that Halquist Center will remain. My loving thanks to all of you. Linda Daughter of Herman and Lili
Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center is a hospice care provider serving Arlington, VA and the surrounding area. Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center offers care and emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families in end-of-life scenarios. Contact the provider for more details on services and rates.