Reviews of Saint Mary's Hospice
Gram1950 February 20, 2017
I have had experience with wonderful hospice programs in Florida, but St Mary's Hospice was awful! The nurse came regularly to take vitals but that was it. We had no support because when we called for help, we were told by nurse that she was off duty or in consultation with doctor on her 12 other patients. So we had to google how much and how often to give morphine and what was the death rattle. This hospice is irresponsible and unreliable. After my mother died, I wrote them a 3 page letter and never received a reply. The hospice in Florida was with us the last days of my loved ones deaths, attended the funerals, and were part of the family! Not so with St Mary's Hospice!
whipple April 07, 2015
I am a past client of this provider
I agreed to St. Mary's hospice care provided at a private facility, not the hospital facility, for a friend, based on an ER doctor's recommendation. I had the health care power of attorney and agreed to a DNR order, but no other restrictions, as far as I know. I should have known better because I knew the history of the patient well, but I had never had experience with hospice before.
Do not ever let them talk you into hospice care unless your loved one has a clearly terminal illness with only a few days to live. Once I agreed to hospice, the nurse shook her finger at me and told me "never call 911, you must call us." It was not made clear that there would be absolutely no services provided, except bathing and an occasional visit by a nurse. I had to arrange for another person to sit with the patient continuously just to see if they asked for food or water. I will never forgive myself for not understanding well enough what this meant and agreeing to the "service" when the patient was clearly not ready for it.
argo-blount October 23, 2014
Both my mother and mother in law received wonderful care at this facility. One in 11/2012 and the other 10/2014. All the staff were very caring and helpful and the facility is very clean. There was a peaceful and homey feel to it. I was welcomed to stay at the facility with both relatives at any time. All there staff and volunteers were very professional and compassionate. I really can not say enough about St. Mary's hospice and what they did for both sides of my family.
Kudzu Mom October 13, 2013
I visited this facility
Thanks to your quick response to my query and also for the information you provided. As it turned out, my husband's medical issues were such that he remained in the hospital until he was moved into a hospice facility. With the consultations and information I received, I felt I was prepared to make good decisions about my husband's placement had his medical issues needed short or longer time care and/or specialized placement. I appreciate all that you and the other providers did for me and the information you made available. With sincere appreciation, Jonell
About Saint Mary's Hospice
Saint Mary's Hospice is a hospice care provider serving Athens, GA and the surrounding area. Saint Mary's Hospice offers care and emotional, social, and spiritual support for patients and their families in end-of-life scenarios.for more details on services and rates.
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