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The Hospice Chapter

Someone has used the “H” word. It could have been the doctor, a nurse from Home Health, or maybe just a well-meaning family member, but it has you a little scared and wondering if now is the right time. Hospice; It could seem like giving up, like abandoning all the hard work that has gone into “getting better”, like telling the doctors you don’t think they are doing a good enough job. You don’t want to disappoint anyone, scare the entire family, or cause even more drama, but maybe the idea of “comfort care” sounds like a breath of fresh air. It could mean not having to take any more trips to the Emergency Room at 2:00 in the morning or no more chemo, dialysis,…

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Christine Willis, Care Coordinator with Visiting Angels

Christine Willis, MSW is a Care Coordinator with Visiting Angels, a prominent Home Care Agency in Arizona. Christine graduated from Ohio State University with her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and has been a Medical Social Worker for over 24 years. Her passion is connecting people to what they need the most and she is able to do just that at Visiting Angels. Her role at Visiting Angels is to assess what the clients need, connect them to and help them understand resources, and work within the community to bring greater understanding of the role of Visiting Angels. Visiting Angels provides non-medical services specially designed to meet the individual client’s needs including everything from companionship to hands on caregiving. Christine believes Visiting Angels is…

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